About Traditional Sign-writer Nick Garrett

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.  – Vince Lombardi


My website shows what I do, what I am working on and how I do it…

Desight NGS helps you create a great sign and keep your project on time and in budget. 

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I started making quality sign writing in 1981, offering a complete bespoke traditional sign writing service for large or small projects. Between 1991 and 2011, I continued a successful signage, display, graphic and product design career serving design commissions across the globe.

Today I am firmly ensconced in the London retail design scene, creating some of the most stunning sign solutions across central London and home counties. I believe in artistry and use the finest sable writing brushes and materials offering a genuinely hand painted sign product – hope you enjoy the work displayed here.

Above: finishing touches to Hand Painted gilded signage @ 251 Kings Road, Chelsea.


NGS 20 Ivymount Road, West Norwood, London SE270NB UK


Call us:  07831173396    00393281518426


A bit about the power of sign writing

Traditional Sign writing is a highly creative process and while it offers a generally a lower cost option compared to vinyl lettering, metal and plastics, I take pride in the new modern feel entering the practice today – hand painted signwriting is now truly modern.

The power of my top quality painted or gilded craftsmanship, whether modern and classical themes is incomparable in many respects – great sign writing talks your talk and is regarded by many as a signature of quality.

A hand painted sign from me will be a high resolution product, lasting 15 years, speaking volumes, while genuinely building your brand ID day in day out.

Above:  Nick signwriting in Tate Modern recently. Below:  55 Great Eastern Street, new POD store opening – signs NGS.



20 Ivymount Road, West Norwood, London SE270NB UK


Call us:  07831173396    00393281518426


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