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Signwriting Jack

Passionate about gold leaf signage

20 Estella Avenue, New Malden, KT3 6HS Directions

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Specialist Bespoke Sign Writer

Signwriting Jack is a traditional signwriter from London, with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in gold leaf on glass works.

Jack is a member of an open society called The Letterheads, which is a collective of craftsmen from across the globe. The Letterheads meet up in their hundreds from far and wide to share their skills and knowledge with each other. Sharing their experience and enthusiasm with one another to 'keep the craft alive'.

Signwriters cover a vast variety of commissions; ranging from humble house numerals to working with multinational companies on advertising campaigns.

Lettering is very powerful, and there are meticulous decisions and considerations made with every project. Holding highly the values of craftsmanship and tradition, no corners are cut to bring you the finest hand painted lettering.


Process shot of a shop fascia in gold leaf and lettering enamels.
Using traditional lettering brushes to paint a shop fascia. Satin finish enamel paint in combination with real gold leaf.
Reverse glass gilding for a bespoke tailor with over 130 years in business.
This is the clean up stage of gilding on glass. First the precious metal is applied to the glass with specially formulated water. Then it is brought to a mirror finish. The lettering is painted in reverse on the back of the leaf. The excess gold is then carefully removed to reveal the gold sign.
Distinctive traditional lettering by a signwriter from a by gone era.
Using a combination of paint and gold leaf on a rendered external wall on top of a roof.
Hand painted signage in lettering enamel paint
Van signage with gold leaf and enamel paint
Using mirror finish in combination with matt finish, a prismatic effect can be made with gold leaf on glass.
A close up shot of prismatic gold leaf on glass. A combination on varnish and water gilding techniques.
Hand drawn sketch ready for window gilding.
Mirror finish water gilding in central London for the Babaji restaurant.
A close up of water gilding on glass. Great care has to be taken with specialist materials and years of experience to gain a perfectly clear gold leaf finish on glass.
Jewellery shops have been adorned with gold leaf signs for centuries. Precious metal signs compliment the resplendent displays of gems wonderfully.
Process shot of glass gilding in Hatton Garden.
A panel I made under the instruction and tutorage of David Adrian Smith in Torquay. This panel includes many of the techniques generations of sign writers have used in ornate glass sign work. All work is carried out on the reverse of the glass.

Products & Services

gold gilding

Traditional Sign Writing

glass decorators

graphic artists

shop signs



sign makers


House numbers

Shop fronts

Restaurant signs

Gold Leaf designs

Hand Painted signs

Pub signs


Building Signage Renewal

Thank you very much for the signs. We are very happy with the finished items.

I will certainly be passing on details to all our other division if any further sign writing is required.
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