New workshop – traditional gold leaf sign
Recently I started renting a new workshop on Kimberley Road in Southbourne, it took a few months fixing up the inside, in between jobs, so I had plenty of time to think about what sign to make for it. I went through various ideas but kept coming back to the same style. My long business name didn’t really fit the style so I decided on a complete name change. The secondary text on the sign ‘traditional signwriter’ and ‘telephone…’ was based on old photo I came across of a Victorian greengrocers shop. The sign was made from composite panel surrounded with a versa frame. The blue background was sprayed with 2k automotive paint, the main lettering is 24 carat gold leaf, it was all clear coated with 2k acrylic.The workshop was originally a butchers, built in 1909, and still has some of the original wall tiles and meat hanging rails.