Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Newcastle based Alex Richardson of Mango Signs has put together this brilliant tutorial on surface gilding and the wizardry of directional burnishing! Check out his video and instructions below, and to see more of Alex’s work, visit his Instagram here!…

Pounce patterns

Pounce patterns

There are a number of ways to transfer a design, the traditional way is with a pouce pattern. This method requires the design be drawn to scale and then the lines are perferated by small dots using a pouce wheel….

Galphabetics

Galphabetics

Back in October, alongside filling the UK with handpainted signs, the gal members of Alphabetics Anonymous, Hana Sunny Whaler and Mia Warner, found time to host an all-women sign painting event at Blue Shop cottage. I (Rachel from Handover HQ)…

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

In planning since July 2017, Letterheads 2018: London Calling came and went far too quickly following the opening party on 15 August. Now that the dust has settled, the organising team present the following summary of what happened for all…

The School of Decorative Art - Manchester

The School of Decorative Art – Manchester

Steve Oxley’s School of Decorative Art is one of very few of its kind within the UK. The school, situated in Manchester, offers opportunities to learn and develop skills in Signwriting, Gilding, Woodgraining and Marbling, under the Bracket of Decorative…

London Letterheads 2018

London Letterheads 2018

Sign Update Magazine Feature - Brushmaking

Sign Update Magazine Feature – Brushmaking

Charlotte Wormley-Healing, Manager of A. S. Handover, talks to Sign Update Magazine… What hair is used in signwriting brushes? The ideal fill for a signwriting brush would be a fine hair with a sharp point and plenty of spring so…

Jerry Ronda's 2016 Letterheads Review

Jerry Ronda’s 2016 Letterheads Review

In this guest post, Jerry Ronda writes about his experience at the fantastic 2016 Letterheads event in Amsterdam! Jerry’s Letterheads 2016 Once upon a time….. there was a schoolkid named Jerry Ronda (me) and he needed an internship for his…

Signpainter and graphic designer Shon Price paints for The Rolling Stones / Hilfiger Denim

Signpainter and graphic designer Shon Price paints for The Rolling Stones / Hilfiger Denim

Recently, signwriter and graphic designer Shon Price – along with a group of other signwriters, some from Amsterdam, others from all around the world – painted three Rolling Stones logos on to 300 Tommy Hilfiger leather Jackets, using 1 Shot…