86 pages of pure inspiration!

‘Bones of Painted Letters’ – Book 1

Nick Garrett

NEW RELEASE! Available to all students

A book introducing the London New York and Milan sans-serif letter techniques to the lettering enthusiast.

 

Available Now. 

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Signwriting is an art, a trade and a craft going back 2000 years. Having returned from the brink of extinction in the 80s, NGS today lead the young designers and artists across UK and the wider world, who are fast taking up the brush and re-kindling this fine artistic trade in ways the inspire the older generation of signmasters. Old-school meets new-school and is the mission of this book.

Plainly speaking, painting a letter is a beautiful thing to do.

It makes our world more aesthetic, functional, safe and sociable. It launches boats, products and brand ID. This manual intends to show the DNA of all the keystone principles of the craft, showing precise sharp lettering techniques that have never previously illustrated in such detail. It can be used as a diploma workbook or as a studio handbook for the new writer, featuring the macro knowledge of brushstroke skills, vintage letter shapes and pure letter design.

Backed up with a historical perspective and cornerstone modern day project application, the renowned sign-masters, Noel Weber and David Smith frame the pages and join Nick leading the way to the next generation of the craft.

The first of 4 Books full of the Bones of Letters from the London Signsmiths’ lettering school of NGS.


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The perfect link into the course and the art of contemporary signwriting.

 

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29.99 +postage – 30% discount for students.

Now available at Amazon.

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REVIEWS

on 25 June 2017
 
This an excellent book for both beginners and more advanced writers. Step by step instruction backed up with some solid history on the origins of the fonts involved. If you are interested in fonts, typography or graphic design or just love art and want to create then this is the book for you!
on 27 June 2017
Where do I start? Well, I am highly impressed with this book. I found it educational as well as interesting.
Nick has taken the time to go into the history as well as the Technics of how to correctly paint the letters.
I must also say that I attended a two-day weekend course at Nick’s studio which again was excellent for anyone considering doing sign work of all genre. Thanks Nick

 


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Signwriting as an art, a trade and a craft going back 2000 years. Having come back from the brink of extinction in the eighties, today the young designers and artists across the world are taking up the brush and re-kindling this fine artistic trade in ways the inspire the older generation of signmasters.  This book intends to make that start a successful beginning of a fulfilling creative journey’.

Nick Garrett

NGS


 

 


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NGS London Diploma Signwriting Courses 

This 2 day course is intended to be two things: a celebration of the art of signwriting and an in-depth insight into the technical mechanics that lie behind that art… it ends up being a lot of fun too! 5 Days gives you greater depth and range of practice.

This weekend study unit can be added to Level 4 Diploma in Signwriting (DipSL417) https://ngssignwritingedu.wordpress.com/

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