I graduated as portrait painter in 1981 and started my first sign shop out of my art studio, Garrett Fine Signs, Battersea.
Above: Beginnings – Signwriting the fleet of Cityrama Tour buses, 1980’s
I really enjoyed working in graphics and typography, my grandfather was a letter cutter so it’s in my genes. Making some cold calls quickly won some great clients, who are still good buddies today. I found myself specialising in creative sign writing (from 1981-1990), to 2 national Breweries creating thousands of pub signs, and at the age of 22. through a lot of soul searching and hard work I was being regarded as a top quality writer… though for me it was always more of a constant battle for perfection.
… the magical ingredient you get when using NGS hand written sign writing – quality communication.
Today I have returned to working out of Battersea, still proudly producing some of the nicest creative sign solutions in Central London. I hope you are inspired by the varied projects I have displayed here – feel free to contact me and have a chat anytime.
Above the new hand painted shop sign for Sylvanian Families, London.
Why a resurgence in the Hand Painted?
A hand painted sign speaks volumes for most quality niche products and will genuinely build client loyalty trade and local business turnover – both the lifeblood of retail success.
It says many things especially attention to detail...
When you watch me making your sign a reality it will look easy (unless it’s raining!)… there is a poetry in the writing. Easy?… an illusion purely down to my years spent up the ladder and the joy when wielding a paint laden writer’s brush!
Nick Garrett, NGS
My work includes
PRIVATE CLIENTS, GALLERIES, RETAIL, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & BRAND
Gallery Ted Baker – London Signwriter Nick G (desight.wordpress.com)
TESTIMONIALS – London sign writer Nick Garrett (desight.wordpress.com)