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…

Gallery : Historical Printing Plates

Gallery : Historical Printing Plates

Having a clear out of our brushmaking warehouse recently, we came across these fantastic printing plates. The box they were in simply said “Printer’s bookplates” so we guess they were used for printing a catalogue – possibly litho printed, but…

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…

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David Kynaston presents his Roman & Copperplate Brush Set

In this video David Kynaston talks us through his Roman & Copperplate Brush Set, while demonstrating the beautiful lines and sharp serifs you can produce with them! David recently put together a limited run of these beautiful brush sets, this time…

Interview : Signwriter Edward Bennett

Interview : Signwriter Edward Bennett

This week we’ve got Edward Bennett – or Eddy Artist – in for an interview. Edward talks about growing up with artists for parents, the difficulty of navigating a city when you’re constantly looking up at signs, and his favourite…

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

alexmayhughes.co.uk →   This week we spoke with signwriter, glass gilder and Simpson’s enthusiast, Alex May Hughes. Alex talks about future projects, how she makes time for her own work amongst paid work, and how being a signwriter means you…