About Us - Alpha Sign Writing

We are small signmakers and sign writers in North London serving London and London Suburbs.

We have been established since 1990 and specialised particularly in traditional signwriting and gold leaf in the London area and Home Counties. Offering a digital design and logo vectorisation service which replicates your logo or our creating of one for you.

As North London signwriters we still champion the old methods as being of far greater impact and prestige. Naturally the old methods do involve a lot of preparation and time but the end results are stunning. In the 1990's when computers were in their infancy and many traditional signwriters simply did not possess them, it was down to the 'eye' and artistic talent in creating layouts.

Very often these layouts would be executed on site with no templates, just the signwriter's imagination and his skill of spacing and design.

The signwriter had to have a clear understanding of letter structure and a reservoir of fonts listed in his mind

With the advent of the computer in the workshop it has greatly aided the traditional signwriter in producing drafts for customers.

We have had to cope with the fast moving world of signmaking. Trying to keep up with technology and maintain traditional signwriting & signmaking values has been a struggle but we have met the challenge by incorporating the knowledge and experience we have gained over the years into our design and fabrication.

This we have done successfully whilst not losing valuable 'one to one'dialogue with our customer. Serving as a North London signwriter over the past 18 years has been interesting and rewarding. As with everything else we have gradually introduced new concepts and added to our portfolio such as vinyl lettering, engraving, banners,pavement signs,builders boards,projecting signs, front lit up signs, digital prints and a host of other work including calligraphy.

More interest is being generated from East London by the young generation of entrepreneurs so we are providing East London Signs and Signwriting Services to these new areas.

We also specialise in Van and Vehicle Graphics; including Van & Vehicle Liveries. Providing London and North London based Businesses with custom Van, Truck & Car Signs and Graphics. We tailor all Van graphics, Car Signs and Delivery Vehicle Graphics to your needs at the highest standards.

Early Stuff

I have always loved calligraphy and lettering since I was a youngster I won a prize from Brooke Bond Tea for best handwriting in my school when I was only 11years old.

I didn't follow my passion until attending college circa 1976 and produced the two exhibits which you see here.

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They are 'unfinished symphonies'. If you look closely at the gold sections of the dragon they have not been toned in.

Maybe after 37 years I may just take them down. Incidentally the image of the dragon is taken from the ceiling rose in the Brighton Pavilion or The Royal Pavilion as it sometimes referred to. Hence the red ring that the dragon is holding from where the chandelier hangs.

Certainly after so long a time it does demonstrate the quality of paint we use which is Signwriters' One Shot Enamel. This is a specialist paint and at one time, until quite recently as the 90's, still contained lead.

Fredericks the Jewellers was among the very first projects undertaken. Whilst passing the shop in our car my wife noticed the owner painting the outside. She said why don't you ask him if he needs a sign?

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He said Yes! and wrote down on 'fag paper' roughly what he wanted. I had no idea of how I was going to do the artwork. Basically I turned up on the day and chalked up directly what was in my head onto the fascia and shutters.

I had complete 'artistic license' to do whatever design, layout and colours I wanted and so I went berserk. I wondered if I was doing OK when someone shouted from his car as he drove past "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label" ( A reference to a old Carling ad which basically meant you're doing OK) Just the sort of confidence booster you need when you start out!

All the other work is from the early days as well. Notice the old telephone numbers!

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Step by Step Making of a Sign

Below is a step by step making of a sign using our traditonal methods.

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Another Step by Step Making of a Sign

Below is a sign being created using our Traditional Sign Writing methods.

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Finished Product

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