SHOWCASE OF GOLD LEAF LETTERING ON GLASS

Have you ever been to an old pub in London and stumbled over one of these stunning beautiful, highly detailed gold leaf signs? For me it was an extraordinary experience and changed my perspective to design heavily. This passion for detail, the rich effects and artistic embellishments blowed my mind. I mean "less is more" is cool, but duuuude these signs are masterpieces! And when you believe that this craftsmanship is a thing of the past, then I can prove you wrong. Gold leaf lettering had a strong revival the last years. Famous sign artists like David Adrian Smith or Paul Banks are creating artworks on glass which arouse great interest and demand by many people.

So today I want to give a little insight into this beautiful craft and share some works of outstanding contemporary glass gilding artists here. As always, if you have any notes, questions or just want to say hi, please comment below ;)

PAUL BANKS
Sign Writing, Gold Leaf and Chalkboard Lettering
www.paulbankssigns.com

EDDY BENNETT
Gilding, Lettering and Design
www.eddyartist.com

DAVID ADRIAN SMITH
Traditional Ornamental Glass Artist
www.davidadriansmith.com

LUMINOR SIGN CO.
Hand-Lettered Design, Sign Painting & Gold Leaf
www.luminorsignco.com

ALEX MAY HUGHES
Sign Painter and Glass Gilder
www.alexmayhughes.co.uk

CHICAGOLD SIGN CO.
Sign Artist, Gilder and Gold Leaf Lettering Specialist
www.chicagoldsigns.com

ASHLEY WILLERTON
Traditional Sign Writing and Hand Lettering
www.ashleywillerton.com

5 comments

Magnificent! So good to see all these beautiful works together! It takes years of hard work and dedication to become this good. Walking past one of these beautiful signs in the sunlight just lifts your spirits!

H. Ingham January 14, 2020

Great artists work, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing

Catherine cleary January 14, 2020

Such exquisite work! And so inspiring! I am thrilled to notice – pretty much everywhere – how this Victorian style signs and lettering has become so popular once more. When done right it’s stunning! Thank you for sharing these images.

Monica Schwartz January 09, 2020

This is amazing work. I have been hand lettering for nearly 50 years and I like good work. This is some of the best I’ve ever seen.
Thank you

Bruce Edward Socha January 07, 2020

A great collection of images, beautiful and inspirational!
The combination of chipped, etched, painted, and gold leafed work is a great and elegant look in a mundane world.

Brian Fuelleman January 07, 2020

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