A Practical Introduction To Signwriting

A few photos from a day course I attended yesterday at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.  A full day of sign practice under my belt under the tuition of Wayne Osborne, a traditional signwriter based in Midhurst.

Full marks for location, the course took place in an astonishing building – the Downland Gridshell Conservation Workshop; and the museum, an independent concern established in 1967 and located about ten minutes north of Chichester, is a beautiful site well worth visiting.

The course itself consisted of a morning spent practicing brush work and basic block and roman lettering, followed by tuition on layouts.  The afternoon was spent working on individual pieces, from design and layout to a fully handpainted sign.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Osborne Signs

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