NGS Gold Leaf Signs are a very special attire – a sensuality for the hand crafted leaf, from 150 years of family tradition

 

NGS of London

London’s Most Traditional by Hand, ‘Triple’, burnished Gilding

A Culture of truly Great Master Lettering

Students include: Jack Hollands (Signwriting Jack), Wes Wills (Traditional Signs of London) and Daisy Emerson.


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Mirror Gold Leaf


Why my gilding sparkles with richness, tradition and beauty

My gilded works are beautiful objects because I create delicate outlines entirely by hand, using a fine, NGS, custom made, sable rigger brushes. I then lay the gold on, again by hand with a special gilder’s tip, in the genuinely traditional way. It’s a slower process than preferred by the USA writers, but it’s worth the extra focus and skills required.

Competitors often use vinyl stencil masking system and ‘speed gild’ to cut corners and time.

The final piece when made using speed techniques lacks quality and beauty. and should not be considered

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40 years of the real deal.

Proper, pucker, deep gild London signwriting

Speed Gilding – is ok, but… I never use it

The problem with speed gilding is it lays the gold on from the paper directly to the glass and creates a cold, albeit clean, yet faceless gild. Whereas by hand and badger hair ‘tip’, the journey from the cutting knife and traditional suede pad to the glass causes subtle ripples in the leaf which lands the gold, like water laps the shore… naturally – and with every slight ripple starting a journey that gradually turns it into mirrored gold. Yet the fine ripple is in there … in spirit.  It’s not visible to the naked eye once burnished, but it catches the light and creates more depth and sparkle. In other words it holds the light, it’s alive… speed kills as they say…

There it is. The secret told.

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Urban Vintage Gilding

Fred Perry exec team with Nick Garrett NGS

”A Genuine NGS Gold Leaf Sign is like no other – in the right hands it gleams for decades”

Nick Garrett

SPECIALIST

CRAFTED LETTERS IN PURE GOLD LEAF

ON GLASS OR ON SIGNAGE

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Gold leaf sign writing in Paris. NGS

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Sharing the love of gold

NYC Urban Distressed

for Le Labo Paris and

48 Monmouth Street Covent Garden London


Gilding by Nick Garrett

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GREAT GILDED SIGNS


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Gold leaf sign, Fred Perry Finished gilded letters by NGS Nick Garrett Signs

Reverse Glass Gilded lettering at Fred Perry, Covent Garden

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A Heritage in Gold – The Gold Leaf Sign

Expertise and Tradition is kept alive by correct principles handed down from master to student.  Love what you do … then cover it in gold.

The first 10 years of my career was spent making 24ct gold leaf sign panels and windows, for the 5 major London breweries – nothing else… just gold.  Imagine that, a kid of 21 going straight into pub sign gilding 7 days a week.

Gold with red shade… gold with black shade.  It was heaven.

It’s fresh in the memory and still in the blood.

Gold leaf sign, Lettering work by Nick Garrett NGS London

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FOR YOUR REVERSE GLASS GILDING

LONDON’S ICONIC RETAIL

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The Sublime Power of a beautiful Gold Leaf Sign

The power of 24ct gold has on passers by is what makes it such a key asset to a growing business and signwriter’s tool set.  From all angles it is visible in the most spectacular way … the sun never bleaches it from view, in mid afternoon it glows much as it does at dawn and under artificial lighting it becomes gloriously luminous..

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‘Nothing conveys as much impact on a window as gold leaf.’ Raymond. J. Le Blanc. 1978:7

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We believe it is true… gold leaf is the ultimate visual statement and yet affordable.  It remains the very best way to enhance the spirit of success and sensational visual appeal.

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WE ALL DIG AN NGS GOLD SIGN 

LINKS

OUR BLOG about our Gold Leaf specialisation

https://goldleaflondon.wordpress.com/

OUR PINTEREST GALLERY

https://www.pinterest.com/nickgarrett/ngs-our-reverse-glass-gilding-recent-work/

 

 

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NICK GARRETT FOR FINE GOLD LEAF SIGN WRITING

This page covers the bespoke sign practice of Nick Garrett, including Classic and Modern examples of Pub Signage, Reverse Glass work, Retail fascias and Cafe writing… with a gallery of recent works in videos and images that will add inspiration to your next sign project.