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Just add light.  We believe in brightening everyone’s ID

But it’s not just about what we do, it’s how we do it. For us, two vital ingredients are needed to forge strong client partnerships: standing side-by-side with our clients to understand what they need and where they’re headed, as well as an unwavering commitment to quality focused design.

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Above: Tobias and I finishing up at  Taylor Taylor Shoreditch

Despite our passion for classic styles nothing stands still so we don’t either. In fact classic has never been so modern. If there’s an opportunity to innovate we’ll create it to deliver, share and even teach. It means we’re obsessed with detail and we’re always raising the bar so we can make our clients’ businesses better via dedication, passion and beauty.  And frankly it makes for a really exciting place to be in this industry – out front.

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Signwriting as an art, a trade and a craft going back 2000 years. Having come back from the brink of extinction in the eighties, today the young designers and artists across the world are taking up the brush and re-kindling this fine artistic trade in ways the inspire the older generation of signmasters.

Old-school meets new-school is the mission of NGS.

 Tobias Newbigin, Nina Cornwall, Didier Cuzzolin and Nick Garrett. NGS Crew


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Making London beautiful.

NGS SIGNS

 

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Always hand made in London


Style: Puritan Minimal   click the image link  

Chic signs BRUTTI BUONI ngs SIGNWRITING LONDON

Fascia cost 350.00 – 375.00

Style: Classic… with a modern twist

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Fascia cost 350.00 – 425.00

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Style: NGS Vintage Romans

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Fascia cost  c350.00 – 475.00

Style: Urban Ghost  click on image

W5-NGS Ghost signs

Fascia cost 350.00 – 425.00

Style: Glass Gilding… beyond the finest!

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Logo cost +675.00


By hand means just that… trusting the brush.

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A master hand:

pure strokes,

pure letters,

makes a pure message.

NGS curve stroke

No Ordinary Type

 

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Kind words

‘This lettering is a dream come true!’

Shahla  Asif – Creative Unblock
(Macellaio, Union Street)
Macellaio restaurant, gold leaf NGS London signwriters

Above: Vintage distressed gold on glass in Union Street.

Macellaio layout NGS London signwriting

NGS Optima based on Traiano Imperial Roman alphabet letter structures.

Just makes it so classic.

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3 easy as steps:

Send in yr content and design. We quote.  We set the date.

A great job done.


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Design refinement and pure artistry:

London signwriting very much about today.

 

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No sign, no matter how great or small, is ever a waste of money. When it’s done right.

NGS

 

Check this our Gallery landing page and get in touch today.

Nick Garrett Fine Signwriting of London.

 

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Glass gilding in satin and mirrored gold leaf. The London Cocktail Club’s new London Bridge venue coming along nicely.

http://www.londoncocktailclub.co.uk/

 


The finest London Romans

 

Nick garrett signwriting UK London

 

GREAT COURSES

DEDICATION – TO SHARING THE LETTER

We teach. We share and strive for the best.

Signwriting in London is all about quality – quality is all about the sound knowledge, experience and passion, tucked away inside each of these great painted letters. Sharing the art is incredibly important.


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Above:  NGS’s Dave King

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NGS have invested a huge amount of time and resources in rebuilding the  hand painted signwriting craft across UK through teaching, mentoring and apprenticeships. Infact NGS is the only signwriting team to have offered such opportunity to so many.

Monthly focus skills courses are held in Sydenham, South London.

Dozens of new signpainters have come through the NGS studios. Link here


Our New Book on Ebay, Amazon and here

‘Bones of Painted Letters’

Nick Garrett

29.99

A book introducing the London New York and Milan sans-serif letter techniques to the lettering enthusiast.

Order your copy

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Signwriting as an art, a trade and a craft going back 2000 years. Having come back from the brink of extinction in the eighties, today the young designers and artists across the world are taking up the brush and re-kindling this fine artistic trade in ways the inspire the older generation of signmasters.

Old-school meets new-school is the mission of this book.

Plainly speaking, painting a letter is a beautiful thing to do. It makes our world more aesthetic, functional, safe and sociable. It launches boats, products and brand ID.

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This full colour 88 page manual is set out in 6 clear sections. It intends shows the DNA of all the keystone principles of the craft, precise sharp lettering techniques that have never previously illustrated. It fits in your bag so that it can be used as a diploma workbook or as a studio handbook for the new writer. Featuring the macro knowledge of brushstroke skills, vintage letter shapes and pure letter design it puts the signwriting how to genre in the context of the new, real world writing.

Backed up with a historical perspective and cornerstone modern day project application, the renowned sign masters, Noel Weber and David Smith frame the pages and join Nick in leading the way to the next generation of the craft. The first of 4 Books full of the Bones of Letters from the London Signsmiths’ lettering school of NGS.

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995784019 

Extract pages on Amazon.co.uk

 

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: NGS Signsmith Signwriting Publications; First signed limited edition (16 June 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0995784019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0995784017
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.2 x 20.5 cm

Price £29.99 (pounds sterling)

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New NGS book on its way for May 2017 release!!

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History in the making

Taking great lettering from the past and adding a twist into the now.

We take your info, design them by hand, show you a cool sketch and scribe it across the wall for you. No fuss and always great signs that sell your worthy products.

 


CASE 1: Sugahill Cafe, 250 Kirkdale Sydenham, looking very funky… https://www.facebook.com/SugahillCafe/

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I wanted to create a logo that Chris Arch at Sugahill could combine all over his product from cups, chalkboards, to Tees. It’s one thing to design a sign fascia (that in itself takes years to master) but quite another to combine it as a pure combinable logo.

 


 

 

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Thanks to Jack Hollands of Signwriting Jack, John Pope of Pope Signs, Henderson Signs, Glyphics, Perry Signs, Insegne di pinto a mano Milano – Traditional Signwriting of London

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 Different level, Lettering, Gold Leaf & Gilding and Sign Training Specialists

nick@nickgarrettsignwriter.com

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Footnote:  NGS Teaching the craft

Jack learning the ropes

Signwriters in the House

NGS teach too!  My star pupil and immensely talented Pro Writer and Gilder Jack Hollands now Signwriting Jack during his training year with me.

London/UK Signsmiths Signwriting Training

Thanks to Signwriting Jack, Perry Signs, Insegne di pinto a mano Milano and John Pope signs