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April 27, 2012
London Signwriter -  Nick Garrett NGS

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Nick Garrett

Contact me directly ngsfwt@outlook.com

Link to NGS London Signwriters of Distinction

September 28, 2014

Originally posted on Chalk Boards - Cafe's Bars Pubs:

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Detailing and beauty at your business front end

will hook you up with the right people

who will transform your business….

It’s that important – NGS


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Learn to Signwrite – Paint Letters and Gild with Nick Garrett

September 26, 2014
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nickgarrett:

Magic day learning to paint letters in London!

Originally posted on NGS Signsmiths - A London School of Signwriting:

workshop info nickgarrettsigns@gmail.com

NEXT workshop November 15th

the next Signsmith meet!!

handdrawnPainted Letters workshop

Another great day coming up with all the trad writers trix n fixes on the day.

- with ”the magic hat”

nickgarrettsigns@gmail.com

Schedule of the day includes:

  • Tools and equipment
  • Suppliers lists
  • Learn to draw up and ‘set up’
  • Design
  • coffee
  • Casual painters hand
  • fantastic lunch 
  • Block lettering
  • tea
  • Roman lettering

Finish 5.30 pm

Deposit PayPal

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SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL INFO  – TIMES, LOCATION AND MAPS

Do I need any experience to do a Signsmith course?

No experience required as these courses cater for all levels of ability.  In fact the less experience the more you will get from the day in many ways.

Most of our attendees are new starters and some come from associated practices such as chalk board art and graphic design.

The magic hat for students and P45/income support.

Start time 9.30am –…

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‘NEW STONE SCULPTURE’ at THE LOVELY GALLERY

September 24, 2014
By annalovely1, Sep 24 2014 04:11PM

NEW STONE SCULPTURE

An exciting new show featuring contemporary stone carvers.

About the artists

Philip Surey
Philip Surey studied Lettering at the City & Guilds of London Art School establishing a London based studio in 1996 where inscriptions and commissions for many varied clients are hand produced in stone, wood and with brush. Alongside commissioned projects, his own work explores the sculptural possibilities of lettering and line, and has exhibited at the RA Summer Show and at Art Antiques London 2010 & 2011 where he was represented by Art Dealers William Agnew & Co.

Jon Whitbread
I work with native limestone, sandstone and slate. As a trained architectural carver and stonemason my pieces are geometrical, tightly controlled, highly finished, heavy and tactile. I am in control of the stone but the material is central to the effect. I am interested in suggesting the movement of unmovable stone in the mind of the viewer and attempting to create landscapes and narratives in a medium not usually associated with these. My influences lay mostly in myth, psychology and literature.

Ben Newman
Ben studied Fine Art at Central St Martins, graduating in 1990. He is currently working as a stonemason and foreman on Heritage buildings. Ben is interested in carving abstract and geometric forms using English “marbles” and Portland stone. ‘The skill of the “process” of carving and the “beauty” of the realised form are the motivating factors in my work’

Further information

MadC rocks it in her latest show.

September 9, 2014

nickgarrett:

MadC epic new showing

Originally posted on Fine Art Painter Nicholas John Garrett:

SEP 2014

“REFLECTIONS” AT KOLLY GALLERY

Last Thursday, 4th of September, my solo show “Reflections” opened at Kolly Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. It was a wonderful evening in a beautiful gallery. Thanks to the many people who showed up! If you are in the area – the show is on until 4th of October. There’s also a new silkscreen print out that is available on the gallery’s website since today. If you want to get one go to the shop page here. The exhibition catalogue is also available on the shop page.

Thanks a lot to Julien and his team, my family and friends and Marco Prosch – the best photographer there is – for helping me on the way to this beautiful exhibition. During this week I will upload a little film about the Kaleidoscope cans that are on display in the gallery. So stay tuned…

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Designing and painting Icons around London

September 7, 2014

nickgarrett:

massive badass signs London

Originally posted on Massive Media:

 

 

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BBQ Chicken billboard poster NGSNGS Mac Ad

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NEVER MIND THE POLLOCKS… WHERE’S THE REVIVAL OF SIGNWRITING?

August 16, 2014

nickgarrett:

Signwriting driven onto the buffers…

Originally posted on Nick Garrett Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding:

THE STATE OF PLOY – REVIVAL OF SIGNWRITING?
 
There’s plenty of work for everyone in London so they chide with not the slightest conviction – the difference though is new, fairly inexperienced writers namely (signwriting)Jack Hollands and Matt Odrobny are ripping down the value of signwriting and working for 30-40% below the skills range of wages senior signwriters like myself have worked hard to establish.
 
Therein lies a total ass biting lack of respect for the heritage of the craft.
 
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That de-values the art of the writer and the correct money established artists with families need to earn. In the medium term they will knock their nuts off for the wrong money look around and re-ramp their prices. They will want to expand and grow – they will need to cost these specialist works properly.
 
This shortsighted short term hit is the new virus…

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No 7 Temple

August 9, 2014

nickgarrett:

For great food and uber cool vibe…

Originally posted on Ladies Who Lunch in Surrey:

The newest addition to the Weybridge dining scene, No 7 Temple bills itself as ‘Indian Gastronomy.’ We decided to treat my father in law to his favourite cuisine for our last meal together.

No 7 Temple Weybridge exterior

Opened in late June, No 7 Temple has brought a new style of Indian to Weybridge – refined Indian food with contemporary surroundings.

No 7 Temple Weybridge interior

They’ve done a superb job with the interior. The tones are a very current grey. The furniture and accents are smart and elegant.

It’s a large space and there’s plenty of room between tables.

No 7 Temple Weybridge side interior

The evening was very busy as locals acquaint themselves with the new restaurant on the scene.

Our visit started alongside casual diners and families, by the time we left was mostly stylish couples and groups of friends.

No 7 Temple Weybridge back interior

The menu features interesting sounding dishes like railway lamb tava and gunpowder chicken curry, along with the regular favourites.

Pricing is simple. There…

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