Category: Traditional sign maker Nick Garrett (page 2 of 16)

A SIMPLE MESSAGE from Nick Garrett Shoreditch and City sign man

Brand Museum sign by NGS London

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Our signs breed success.

Our renowned hand painted signs, hand painted murals and traditional sign writing service gets results  – you’ll directly benefit from our 3 decades of experience which will factor in:

– Head turning sign design

      – Unique ID

            – Powerful Unique Selling Point  message



How crucial is the right quality on you retail front end?  

It’s everything right?

–  As a start-up you need impact to move aside competition

–  As an up and running you need brand myth n impact to maintain your precious client loyalty and win a real share of passing trade and new life-blood business.

How do we make it happen?

It’s in every fibre of our creative process – our understanding of your immediate audience – our savvy – our successful global career and London roots.

All we know.. all we do … all you need.

We treat your business like it’s our own.



Dishoom Shoreditch High St – emerging case history, fantastic fun! NGS

The new Shoreditch Dishoom is really a spectacular blend of CEO Shamil’s wistful family poetry, rich, quirky on retro trend design and simply fantastic gastronomy.

And if you think that’s a mouthful wait til you see the menu… and our signwriting!!


In the heart of London this hand painted window set is a stunner with the original vintage 1920’s Bombay font extracted by Nick Garrett from an vintage cafe sign (below) and embellished into it’s new typographic context. Some of the new characters I created taking reference from the original but launching into the quirky eccentric.

Above:  artwork prepared by NGS for the production of full sized layouts (Output – Original Copy Center Lond UK )

But it’s been pretty tough though!… arriving on site to hand paint the glass the dimensions supplied were all out and the windows were 25mm double glazed! That meant the drawing we would use to trace our lettering was 32mm away from the surface needed to be written on the outer sheet of plate glass… in effect we were writing on an invisible floating plain inside the shop!

The normal brush controls went out the window! Literally … and after serious eye-strain, double vision and a panic attack Mat and I found things gradually improving as our technique accommodated this incredibly odd and challenging work environment.

At the helm the Dishoom creative team and CEO Shamil Thakrar.

Stay posted for the result as it looks good -dash- stunning…

For all your quality brand sign enquiries talk to NGS

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