Honours Board updating time of year again, and theres been quite a few over the last few weeks so not much new posts on here. Lots to do! some painted, some gilded ... even the odd one or two that are vinyl nowadays! Always enjoy this time of year revisiting boards that have been worked on for years by past Signwriters and myself.
Not going to flood this page with photos of boards, but heres a couple of recent ones :-)
And a bit of freehand Signwriting done down in Barrow Upon Soar for Homefield College and their new Salon which is soon to open on the High St.
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Al Scott Signwriter.
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Been early starts this week to get this one underway, but always really enjoyable to get out very early with the paint brushes.
Bit more to come on this, but the majority is sorted.
Big thanks to Sam for letting me loose on their newly painted premises, and Jo and Kate for the help on-site.
All the work on this one is hand painted, various paints used but a shout out to Sabre-paints and Wrights of Lymm for the majority of them.
Nest are a well known and respected Leicester based artisan gift shop that have a loyal local based clientele as well as a worldwide presence, also being one of the major stockists of Jellycat of London... this new premises is situated at the VERY sunny Stoughton Grange in Leicestershire.
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So great to be asked back to renovate yet another 'Ghost Sign' in the town where i grew up, Market Harborough.
This one is smaller than the Freeman Hardy & Willis sign that i did a few years ago, but maybe more recognisable for some of the original Harboro residents, as it used to be one of the best fish and chip shops around in its day. Taylors was famous for being the second oldest fish and chip shop in the world and was even recommended by Egon Ronay and featured in the Relais Routiers Guide.
As a Signwriter by trade i'm often asked what my thoughts are on the renovation of Ghost Signs. On one hand i do love the old decayed beauty of these signs ( i really do! ), but on the other hand, if they are just left to decay then eventually there will be no sign to see at all.
The process i try to stick by with any job like this is to keep the renovations as near as possible to the original, lettering shapes and colours traced and sampled from what is left of the original sign. Re- signwrite with no imbelishments, or alterations to the original design... just a to be as true to the original as possible is the key.
Thank you to Rebecca and Duncan Murray Wines for the trust in letting me loose on this one, and also F Taylor for showing me around the old place.
Al Scott 2023
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The restoration and gold leaf of memorial plaques like this one are always an honour to do and a poignant reminder to myself of the sacrifice given in the past by these brave men and women.
The lettering on this one was orginally white I believe, but had just about disappeared over the years... this time around its been freshened up with a fitting antique gold. Stands out a treat now.
The plaque sits on the outside of Leicester's Memorial Holbrook Hall, next to St Guthlac's Church in Knighton. All the work was traditionally hand done with brush and the trusty old Mahl stick :-)
Al Scott Signwriter August 2023
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Some pics from a recently completed project ( Just back from Multimodal at the NEC Birmingham )
Vehicle : Restored Leyland Beaver from 1948 - For Swain & Sons Haulage - Swaingroup.
Had a free reign on the Signwriting on this one, other than the old black and white photos that were kindly supplied by David at Swain & Sons Haulage, the design and overall layout was based on some of those photos from back in the 40's and 50's. Colours are to match the vintage shades.
All lettering and lining hand-painted on-site over a few days.
Thanks to David and the staff on-site for letting me have a corner of the workshop to work on this one.
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.Back to Sunny Lutterworth in Leicestershire for another hand painted shop front and window splash for the lovely Maisie Darling Bridal Boutique!
This is the second one we have done, following on from last year's premier window display. Taking a cue from the classic film Grease, this design was hand painted onsite over a couple of days. Hand painted in external high pigment acrylics, it sure does stand out!
Cheers to Adam and Charlotte as always for the shout out and letting me 'do my brush thing'!
Look forward to the next installment :-)
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Last few weeks have seen some interesting projects, this one included.
I had the honour of recently being contacted by a customer who owns a very rare car, and has been in the process of restoring it over the past years. The car is a Ford Escort Mk, originally driven by the late Peter Hanson & John Hanson which won the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone in 1973. The car is near fully restored to its original state and i was asked to hand paint and signwrite the original lettering and logos, replicating the colours and designs as near as possible from old photographs. Lovely job to do and a big thankyou to the owner for the honour of letting me loose with my brushes on such an iconic vehicle! 👍🙏
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Been a busy few weeks, what with Honours Board Updates and Truck Signwriting there's never a dull moment for sure!
The Honours Board updates this year have included an 'interesting' one for sure, sadly the original Signwriter passed away a while ago so I'm honoured to be following in the footsteps of another 'Brother of the Brush', so to speak. But, boy!... did this guy have some 'Interesting' style on this job!!... took a while to get in the flow but enjoyable non the less.
Classic Truck Signage : really enjoy doing this type of job, its nice to be part of bringing back a bit of history and restoring something to its former glory. This one we only had a few black and white photos to go by so the decision was made to go with standard white lettering as that seemed to be the best bet for how the colours would have been, back in the day. Sadly no good old Keeps Enamels available any more as I'm sure they would have been the paint of choice back then, but 1 Shot is as good as any Signwriters Paints nowadays and did the job beautifully.
Another Classic Truck on the books over the next few weeks also, so will post up some snaps when sorted!
Just give me a call if any of my services are of use to ya' all, or alternately a text/WhatsApp is just as good ( and tends to get the quickest answer as the phone always seems to go when in mid flow with the brushes! ) Al.
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Back to De Montfort Hall in Leicester with an addition to the large body of work i painted originally.
Great honour to be asked to do all the signwriting at the back stage area in, what must arguably be the most well known of all Venues in sunny leicester.
All these signs were painted insitu onto the painted brickwork, quite a bit of it around and about as its a bit of a maze until you get used to it!
Designwise, the majority of the text and designs for the lettering was sourced from 1900-1920's material and archives to match the era that the building was built.
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Some recent work:
(Above) Signwriting on fascia and hanging sign traditionally hand painted in flat black enamel, Internal window and glass signage done in polymeric vinyls and installed onsite in sunny Melbourne, Derbyshire :)
(Below) Hand-Painted Infill of carved lettering at a listed Church in the centre of Leicester, Traditional signwriting hand painted onsite in signal red enamel.
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A bit about me:
A Signwriter from the age of 17...