How to Create a great Sign – Nick Garrett Signs

Nick Garrett Margate & London Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding

From the minds eye into success

We all know how difficult it can be making decisions about marketing our own products.

The first thing you must remember when designing your new sign is the first impression you have … in your minds eye.

This will be the guiding star through a mass of options and suggestions… don’t become clouded by the ideas of others unless they suggest something you instantly click with.

Ok so you’ve got yr first idea… now sketch it or find something similar in a magazine or on the web.

Make a page in Word for example and start sticking images on it that create the mood you are after.

That first step is the most important… now all you need to do is find the right sign service and make it happen.

Best of luck.

Nick Garrett



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Traditional Signwriter Nick Garrett: Motif Magic – creative signwriting, London NGS

Traditional signwriting, London Nick Garrett



Vintage Retro motif – murals and more – great article about latest Ted B store opening –Sign project and case NGS



Nick Garrett Margate & London Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding

Nick Garrett for Traditional hand painted sign writing – since 1981 

Above – The classical Roman letter in the modern format – 16 Camden Passage

Foliage mural sample for POD St Giles High St., London

Detail of POD mural Traditional Sign writer NICK GARRETT
Detail of POD mural – Traditional Sign writer NICK GARRETT

 The Power of the Sign Motif today –

Article by Traditional London sign-writer Nick Garrett

Decorative motif is making a resurgence these days in signwriting, brand and graphic design and frankly I love it!  As a dedicated signwriter I just love work that is varied, creative and fun… here are few recent mural motifs showing quite a variety of themes.

When designing a sign or mural I provide detailed layouts that present all aspects of the project.

The final signage product always benefits from this professional design led process – and is included in my competitive service.

Ted Baker mural detail

Decorative Murals

I’m getting a lot…

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