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.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Progress picture...

 So it turns out jigsawing a company logo isn't so easy with one arm trussed up in  - albeit attractive - fluoro pink plaster. `I've never broken a sodding bone in my life before, until within about 24 hours of my flight to Austria for a skiing trip with my wife and her folks (I married well), I slipped arse over tit over a bollard whilst walking the mutt. I flew out there anyway, but just did the whole apres bit without the activity bit for a week.

Blackboards outside Patisserie Leila

Upping sticks and getting outta here...

 I'm finally getting out of my old shop in Hamilton House, Bristol, and moving all the way up the road to Bath Buildings (about a three-minute walk). I've enjoyed my time there with the hippies, but I need a bit more space and better access. We are also currently going under something of a re-branding, with new workshop, new website and new company name which should all be ready soon for an aesthetically pleasing transition!

I'll be sharing with my cousin Dylan Humphries, a guitar luthier - check out his spiky axes here.
Apologies to your eyes for the trouser-less schmuck (Dylan) in the new space.

Monday, 16 January 2012


Did this in collaboration with turbo couture baron Christian Taylor of Uno One Print. Did I mention that it's GLOW IN THE DARK? 
Get 'em here.

Monday, 2 January 2012

The fantastic new Traditional Sign Maker Magazine has an interview with fellow Pre-Vinylite brother of the brush Josh Luke of Best Dressed Signs, Boston. You can read it here.
Below is a piece of his from earlier last year...

Roller Derby lid I painted for my sis Flo

Huffington Post article...

Click here to read a great article in The Huffington Post all about The Vinyl Apocalypse and it's affect on the signs around us and the appearance of our high streets by Deborah Dooley, featuring yours truly.