Category: Nick Garrett Traditional signwriter (page 1 of 31)

The Fireball Case – NGS artists, brand designers & signwriters


The Awesome Fireball project

For this project the brief was to create heyday 1950s monster mash sign and brand ID.

So I checked out Boris Karlof and Firestone logo combining the look and feel with totally original fireball highlights and treatments to nail this beauty.

It rocks…




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Interior Ghost Signs

Halfway through project development Fireball owner James Hopkins saw our Wharf ghost signs online and immediately went for two panels in the heart of the restaurant.

We plumbed for our NGS Johnston classic (no surprises there aye!) and added wedgie thorn serifs and an offset drop shade to complete the visual myth…  well no one else is gonna pump up the volume for us!

Some signwriters get seriously jealous of our just drive it marketing policy here at NGS but we say who gives when it looks this good – share it!

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The Fireball interior mural – Tobi makes this ball of fire come alive!



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With a mix of bold graphic kitch retroism, hard London wharf and poetic pictorial narrative here you have it – the eclectic and massive talent bundle of NGS.

Hope you like!










Butcher Shop Turner and George NGSigns Case: 399 St John’s Street London



This page covers the Case History of our recent Bespoke Vintage write in Angel.

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Design Contact: Mat Kemp

TeamPie Ltd


+44 (0)20 8852 8529

+44 (0)7768 223 304

TeamPie Ltd  |  2nd Floor 34-35 Gt Sutton St  |  London EC1V 0DX  |  020 8852 8529


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Butcher Shop Turner and George NGSigns Case:  399 St John’s Street London

Project enquiry had lead time of 2 weeks which was enough to set up and clear designs with the Hackney Borough Listed Buildings permission for change process.



The logo we received was for the Copperplate layout which would need re-setting for the fascias of this beautiful shop.

Client requested a 3 dimensional chiseled treatment.

The above font was the first and final version submitted – which was a rarity and fair joy.

The Copperplate font was refined and beautified along the lines of the original Kensington and Chelsea characters.



The font required various changes to bring it in line with the original vintage Victorian Copperplate the we always use.

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INSPIRATION – Chelsea and Kensingon

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These gems above were sitting in the local pub just round the corner from our big Oaklands Court project which finished two days before T&G start-up.

Coincidences like this often happen when you are fully submerged in the process.

With the layout approved and Oaklands Court finished we set off to Angel.

DAY 2 – Taking shape

Turner and George NGS Signwriting

Clean up after a tough day in 85 degrees.



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Love this nostalgia moment below:  This lady dropped by and chatted to me every day…


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