The story of Baddeley Brothers, a 200 year old London family business of Specialist Printers and Envelope Makers is wonderfully told in a visually sumptuous new book, featuring a stunning mix of die-stamping, litho, foiling, debossing and gilding.
We had an extremely busy handlettering morning on the 3rd October at Westport Family Resource Centre, with a packed room full of people of all ages busy learning new skills.
While the Farmacia Nazareth in Coimbra, Portugal, has lovely vertical gilded glass lettering panels each side of the door, they don’t prepare you for what’s inside. The shop still has all its original fittings, a painted ceiling and is a treasure chest of glass-painting, marbling and gilding from the mid-19th century.
The two-day signwriting workshop in the Galway Arts Centre was very busy, with a huge amount of work being put in. Everybody tried their hand at block and script lettering, and designing and painting their own sign. The plan for the day included me working alongside them, talking them through the process of making the sign – showing by doing.