Signwork: A Craftsman's Manual

Signwork: A Craftsman's Manual

by Bill Stewart

Paperback(2nd ed)

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This book explains the skills of signwriting and signwork, including gilding, glass decorating and small-run screen printing. It includes advice not only on design but materials, fixing and cost. The revised edition includes a photographic section of examples, with a discussion of design aspects, new material on colors and masks and transfers, and a set of test questions for students and lecturers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632033652
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/15/1994
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Bill Stewart was Deputy Head of the Crafts Department at Hammersmith and West London College, where he was responsible for preparing the college’s signwork course. He was a prime mover in preparing the City & Guilds syllabus in signwork and launching the national examination. He is joint author of Painting and Decorating: An Information Manual

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.


1. Letters.

2. Lettering Forms and Styles.

3. Drawing and Heraldry.

4. Coatings.

5. Colour.

6. Access.

7. Signs.

8. Signwriting.

9. Gilding and Bronzing.

10. Glass Decoration.

11. Screenprinting.

12. Masking and Vinyl Graphics.

13. Cut Letters.

14. Costing.

15. Specialist Suppliers.

16. Range of Signs.

17. Questions.

18. Book List.


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