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Signwriting Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

Signwriting Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

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Signwriting Tips, Tricks and Inspiration by Joby Carter’s is packed with his expertise and work on his steam fair. It starts with a detailed look at seven key alphabets, giving guidance on how to construct them and ways they can be used and adapted. This is supported by a general analysis of the letters of the alphabet and advice on layout, spacing, and scaling.

After notes on working with a brush, the book moves into step-by-step instructions on a variety of 'fancy lettering' techniques. These include blocking, shadowing, and bevelling. There is also advice on more elaborate ornamentation and the use of colour.

The final sections cover more specialist areas, such as fairground art, coach painting, and lining. These, and everything else in the book, are illustrated with numerous examples of the signwriting found all over Carters Steam Fair. The result is an explosion of colour and inspiration across the book’s pages.


  • 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • Softcover, 138 pages
  • 720 g (25 oz)
  • ISBN: 978-1-5272-7615-4
  • Published 2020

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