NGS – Making London more Beautiful
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You deserve a genuinely beautiful
Traditional London sign … don’t you?
It’s the way they are composed, spaced and beautifully painted,
that makes these signs so special
Classic, bespoke, hand painted lettering
& finest platinum, gold, and white gold leaf works
MAKING YOUR LONDON BUSINESS
BEAUTIFUL … IT’S A PASSION
3 Generations of iconic London letterers
Great writing – Great prices – Great service
SINCE 1865 (orig. Baker’s of Fulham Stone Masons – today: NGS Fine Signwriting of London)
We support creativity and peace initiatives and right of freedom to ALL during these difficult days
Pass the baton of peace to the nearest person in some way, a word or show of love,
befriendship and co-support. It costs nothing to share some warmth.
NGS bespoke design and lettering making you utterly fit for service.
Signwriting and gilding to houses, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants
WE WORK OUT THE DESIGN, THE CONCEPT AND THE COST
GREAT SIGN – GREAT LAUNCH – GREAT BUSINESS!!
SIGNS THAT SET YOU APART … AND US TOO
HOW I LEARNT THE TRADE
My artistic story goes back a few generations. 5 generations… back to my distant uncle, Cutty Sark designer Hector Linton on my dad’s side.
On my mother’s, my uncle, my grandfather and great grandfather (Bakers of Fulham) carved some of the finest letters across London.
Noticing today my preference for clean lines and watching them deftly chopping rows of serifs in stone as a child forms a clear picture as to why my work looks so different to any other letterer in London.
Their chisels shaped the way I create and teach our evolving classical NGS lettering today. Refined, crisp… always beautiful.
It is not by chance then, and not by some style based trend or luck that NGS signs look the way they do. We are today as we were yesterday, tactical and genuinely passionate in everything we do.
But it was my mother who truly shaped the way I approach fine art, design and craft. She gave me it all.
A couture dressmaker, Joyce Helen Baker had that rare gift of cutting the perfect minimal yet rich classic style. The most difficult combination – today we still treat letters with respect and rarerly over dress them. She always encouraged me to try for the finest detail, and crisp, refined profiles.
To watch her as a young boy cut with such precision and alter even Chanel patterns drove me nuts! How could she spend day pinning and re-pinning her pattern to the dummy.
”It’s all in the preparation, the pinning has to be exact… not many people realise that”
She said with a wry smile. I must have been no more than 4.
Her simple example has stood me in good stead.
Since I began a bespoke signwriting service in 1981 I witnessed the writing industry grow, die (almost) and now an astonishing rebirth, bursting into life once again.
We as a new creative signwriting and brand design team at NGS, are feeding this great art revival in all sorts of genuine ways. We love providing all types of hand written, gilded and painted lettering. It’s what our forefather’s did and what we continue for our clients today: lettering shop fronts, retail windows, doors, panels and walls.
I give my team, our clients and students everything I’ve got…
Our most popular work includes the simple door number, grand store fronts, corner shops, start-up, retail displays, hospitality, bars, restaurants, hotels, galleries, homes, objects and offices. NGS is a leader in the bespoke sign painting London scene.
And we are here to help you get it right –
Always by eye, by hand, by heart.
So if you need the best, best email me today:
MAKING OUR LONDON MORE BEAUTIFUL
STEP INSIDE THE LETTERED WORLD
OF NICK GARRETT
The home of immaculate signs
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Just what is it about a vintage hand painted London sign? A sign painted by hand is now a popular visual meme: an design idea, or liking that has spread throughout our culture mainly horizontally from design led peers, style trends and media.Footnote An NGS sign says much about your ‘City business’ and how you portray yourself. Most importantly is ‘performance’ and how effectively this sign will develop your business. Bespoke clients recognise instantly, the worth, of true artisan skills – and so an NGS sign is more noticeable to your key customers and soon-to-be-met new ones.Detailing and beauty at your business front end will hook you up with the right people…. the more that goes into your sign from the design point the better the final product will ‘perform’. … a hand painted NGS sign which will inspire an aura of quality and attract the very best through your door. NG
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MAKING LONDON MORE BEAUTIFUL… by hand, by heart, by eye