Traditional signwriting is a subject close to our hearts. Once almost supplanted by vinyl and printed adverts it is seeing a comeback as people are coming around to the bespoke elegance of a uniquely painted sign. Malcolm Murphy is a traditional signwriter and commercial artist with many years of experience and awards under his belt. Projects have taken him all over the country and his work has graced traditional fairground rides, the attractions at theme parks, wall displays and a range of cars and other vehicles. Below you can see some of his examples of work done on fairground attractions and signs. These projects have been completed using traditional materials including enamel paints, flat oil-based paints, aluminium leaf and gold leaf!
Like all master signwriters Malcolm is also an experienced gilder. The images below are combinations of the signwriter and gilders craft, incorporating both techniques and materials to create unique pieces to serve as eye-catching advertisements. The pieces below all use genuine gold leaf and 1-Shot Signwriting Enamels.