Signsofgoodtast Working in St Ives today, lovely to catch up with bluebramblegallery 😃 #signwriter #cornwallhttps://t.co/P04Jw3OdBj
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Recent work

Back working on boats...


The Working Boat in Falmouth - outside and in...


Loved this! Signwriting for a gorgeous 50's bus called Katie...


 

Lots of vehicle work on at the moment... 


 

New shop front for the amazing jeweller Mirri Damer..

and a close up...


 

A lovely new shop in Porthleven - called ... Number Twelve


You can't quite get the scale of this from the picture but it's huge! - for Antimatter Games...

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A tricky job this one, glass gilding, outlines, curves but very pleased with the final result...

Here it is in progress, applying the gold leaf to the reverse of the glass...

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A lot of boat work at the moment, gold leaf name and cove line for this rather lovely yacht...

... and numbers for a wooden fishing boat.


Roadside signage for Fat Hen cookery school (love that typeface!)


 

B&B sign (and cow illustration)


 

Slate signs for Landrends Barns holiday cottages near Launceston


Two new signs for the Community Garden at St Dennis...


 

New cocktail and drinks menu boards for Henly's in Helston


 Big and bold traditional sign boards for the Fountain Inn in Mevagissey...


 

Bangers with a Twist, in Falmouth...


Lovely new shop Kith & Kin in Helston (with bespoke matching open/closed sign)

 


La Familia Tattoo, all finished and up in place in Newquay...


Back at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives to finish off (in the rain!) ...


Bowji bush camping road sign... 


This one is too big to get a decent image of so will have to wait until it's up in place, but here is a taster ...


 

A bespoke Open/Closed sign for a new shop in Helston - there will be a photo of the actual fascia sign soon!


 

Messing about on boats again, this time a pilot gig...


 

Hand painted slate name signs for some lovely holiday cottages (coombefarm.org.uk)


 

Exterior sign boards for Porthmeor Studios and St Ives School of Painting...


 

Hanging and fascia signs for the new Devonshire Dairy in Chagford...


 

Bridge house, Bampton

First job of the new year, up in the lovely Bampton in Devon painting signage for this new restaurant. I even got a sunny day for it! (www.bridgehouse-bampton.co.uk)


Museum of Curiosities!

A rather unusual request this one for a lady who wanted to create a museum for her husband for a Christmas present!


 SOGT in print!

An interesting article on traditional signwriting that features a number of practicing signwriters including our humble selves..http://www.signlink.co.uk/archives/sl_nov2013_3d/pageflip.html


More signage at the historic Porthmeor Studios in St Ives..

 


 Even further afield, these are off to Jersey...


A range of signs for a private house in Buckinghamshire - yes we can work anywhere!


The owners of this shop in St Ives wanted a traditional 'Open all hours' design for their new signage ...


Another guest house - Cliftons in Truro:

 


Nice new sign for the Rathgowry guest house in Falmouth...


Very tiny and detailed signwriting on the side of a classic motorbike tank..


 

The Seven Stars in Falmouth...

 


 

Signs for two lovely B&Bs in Falmouth.

 

 


An Art Deco style design for a cafe frontage...


 

Porthmeor Studios

These historic studios in St Ives have recently been completely restored and we were honoured to be chosen to produce all the waymarking and exterior signage. Still ongoing but here are a few pics of the interior...

 


 

The Bridal House of Cornwall

A lovely job to work on this in a beautiful Georgian building in Truro.


 

SOGT at Chelsea flower show!

Very excited to have been asked to produce these boards for sculptor Tom Stogdon for his trade stall at RHS Chelsea 2013.

 

 


 

Real gold gilding for a private house...

 


 

Gold painted lettering on green gloss for the Falmouth Arms at Ladock...

 


 

Signwriting on a restored historic petrol pump, certainly never get bored in this job...!

 


 

On site in Mawgan Porth, spent a freezing weekend painting the fascia for this new (and very lovely) shop

 

 


 

Hand painted signwriting the name on this beautiful 1920s yacht in Mylor Harbour...

 


 

The Webb Street Company in Fowey.

 

 


 

Very busy in the run up to Christmas, here are a few of the signs I was working on...

 

and a close up of the Art Deco style for the amazing Coverack Headland on the Lizard.

 

 


 

Latest sign for the lovely Kota Kai in Portleven... (not the best photo but you get the idea!)

 

 


 

Been in Liskeard a lot recently for the big Mary Portas clean up of the town. Very proud to be involved and have the opportunity to paint this sign for the new Liskeard Town Shop.

 

Here it is proudly in place above the new shop... 

 


 

 
Back to the lovely Kota Kai restaurant in Porthleven last week to add some more (large) lettering to the front of the building - now nobody can miss it!

 


 

Exciting week spent in Polruan boatyard signwriting this 56ft fishing trawler, the lettering was half a metre high and needed scaffolding and a cherry picker to reach.

 


 

Need a sign painted high up? No problem!

Spent last week in Exeter learning to drive one of these (Mobile elevating work platforms) so we can now sign write all those high up and difficult to reach places!

 


 

This was a sign for a private house, gold paint onto opaque glass. Generally it is best to paint glass in reverse on the back surface as this protects the paint from wear and enhances the gloss finish, however due to inaccessibility and opacity of the glass in this case the paint was applied to the front. It worked very well!