Traditional Signwriting

Traditional SignwritingSignwriting as an art

Signwriting is the oldest skill associated with signmaking.

Although many different skills have been used over the years to produce signs, the work of the traditional signwriter has always been in demand.

Today sign-writing still remains a valuable and valid method to produce a unique one off sign, regardless of the surface to which it is painted or the intricacies of the design. In fact, on difficult surfaces, rough render or brickwork or upon historic buildings it is often the best method to produce a sign.

Sign-writing is a precise art that takes years to learn, and even longer to master.

It is not filling in pre-drawn or computer determined shapes but the hand and eye skill of painting letters with sable brushes with the same precision. While at the same time, something very human is conveyed into the job which the computer cannot give.