Signs have been making businesses stand out from the rest since commerce itself was just a wee nipper. Nowadays, with 99% of signage being designed on a computer and made with vinyl, you can make your business stand out with the human touch, via a Signwriter who is geekishly passionate about letterforms and layout, with just his hands, some brushes and a bit of paint.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Stag & Hounds, Old Market, Bristol

Did this sign for The Stag & Hounds in Old Market, Brizzle.  'Ere's a bit of extra historical info regarding the site: Pie Poudre is from the French, pied poudres, or dusty feet. A vagabond is called in French pied poudreux. The Pie Poudre courts were an offshoot of the Tolzey or Sheriff's Court and the one at the Stag and Hounds is associated with the September fair in Old Market. It was originally presided over by the Steward of the Tolzey Court until 1835 when the Recorder of Bristol took over. The opening of the court gradually became a cause for drunken festivities and it was suppressed in 1870. The annual proclamation was still read outside the Stag and Hounds until 1973.

Reverse gilding

Did this bit of 23 carat bling for my friend Mary's new gaff in Montpelier, Bristol.  Just need to paint that nasty pink window frame and get a new door blah blah details details etc

More macaroons....

The last one got half inched outside of Patisserie Leila, Stokes Croft.  Now, I'm not one to judge, buuuut, 
 I'm fairly sure it was definitely students, oh yes. Well, at least they know good art when they see it...

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Open dusk til dawn...

So I just finished these two tasteful birdboxes for Chris Packham ('im off the telly) - The Nelson's a christmas present for his pops - all boxed and ready which he picked up today.  That's 23 carat gold on the Nelson - any custom flourishes are possible - just ask!