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Traditional Signwriting, gold leaf gilding and custom hand painted signs in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norwich and London areas.

Traditional signwriter covering commercial shop front facia signs, exterior and interior signage and shop window displays in the south east / East Anglia area UK.

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Commercial signwriting and gilding

Shop signs, sign painting and window gilding with gold leaf

If you're looking for a traditional signwriter in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, London, Norfolk, Essex or surrounding areas please send me an email to discuss your needs.


Services include:
Custom hand painted shop front exterior fascia signage, logo painting, beauty salon murals, signage restoration, tattoo shop window design, traditional 
sign painting services for signs, boats, glass, wood, chalk boards throughout the South East. I also offer temporary festive Christmas window displays painted onto the glass.

Gilding with gold leaf is available on shop windows, produced on the inside of the glass by reverse glass gilding for beautiful, modern shop window displays. The introduction of gold leaf into signwriting produces a stunning high-end finish. Gold leaf is also available on wooden shop front boards, with hand painted lettering. The sign I gilded for Fitzbillies in Cambridge, as pictured below, uses 23ct gold leaf on a hanging sign board.

Below images: a hand painted exterior mural sign for The Graduate Cambridge, six gilded windows at Argentum in Notting Hill, London, (these are water gilded with genuine silver leaf and black hand lettering on the windows, giving a luxury finish to their flagship store). Bloom Royston: an exterior wall mural, an interior wall mural and a shop front awning. The Thin White Duke in Soho London: hand painted lettering, rose gold leaf gilded floral window display. Click here to read about The Thin White Duke in Country & Townhouse.



Chalkboards / A Boards / Honours Boards

Cafe, pub and restaurant chalk board design available, ideal for Cambridge, Ely, Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas. Along with updating honours board names with traditional signwriting and gold leaf. Previous clients include March Town Council and Marshalls of Cambridge.

Hand-painted menu boards for food trucks also now available, signwriting displays for the side of a food truck, and A-Board painting throughout the South East. Send me an email to enquire.

What is signwriting?

Signwriting is a traditional technique of hand painting letters onto a shop front board or window. This skilled trade is becoming less seen on our high streets with the introduction of vinyl and printed signs. Traditional hand painted lettering on shop fronts is long lasting, beautifully designed and stands out against all those shop fronts which look the same. Also available for van and vehicle signwriting in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Historic England team signwriting workshop day

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