Dishoooom!!! Retro Bombay signwriting in London by NGS
Nick Garrett Margate & London Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding
The new Dishoom is really a spectacular blend of rich, quirky on retro trend design and slick gastronomy.
And if you think that’s a mouthful wait till you see the menu… and our signwriting!!
In the heart of London this hand painted window set is a stunner with the original vintage 1920’s Bombay font extracted by Nick Garrett from an vintage cafe sign (below) and embellished into it’s new typographic context. Some of the new characters I created taking reference from the original but launching into the quirky eccentric.
Above: artwork prepared by NGS for the production of full sized layouts (Output – Original Copy Center Lond UK )
But it’s been really tough… arriving on site to hand paint the glass the dimensions supplied were all slightly out affecting one lay out and the windows were 25mm double glazed!
That meant the drawing we would use…
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