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by Ash Bishop
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: International Letterheads Meet UK - September 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: International Letterheads Meet UK - September 2014

Great news Kate. It been a long time since we were all together for a proper meet, I can't wait. Hopefully we will see a lot of new faces. There seems to be lots of young aspiring sign writers popping up lately and there will be no better place to learn about the trade and make great mates for life....
by Ash Bishop
Fri May 10, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tips for visiting London?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Tips for visiting London?

Hi Eric, You should have a great time in London, There is a real ale renassiance going on at present. I just got back from a pub crawl late last night with fellow letterhead Stewart Mclaren and we visited some of these glass palaces (and I'm feeling a little fragile). Try some of the following: The ...
by Ash Bishop
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 5331

Re: Sandblasted Letter Gilding

Just a quick question whilst we are on the subject, but when deep blasitng what grade media are you lads using. I find that it takes me a long time to get any depth in my blasting. I think I'm using 180/220 grit in a Guyson glass cabinet and the compressor has plenty of CFM although it might not all...
by Ash Bishop
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Got my Sign work on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: Got my Sign work on TV

Nice one Terry, It's great to see it on there. I've been watching the series since you gave me the heads up about your involvement. Waynes so right when he says about the money spent on TV period drama's attention to detail, then they put up a TNR vinyl thing on a white background with no boarder, f...
by Ash Bishop
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch
Replies: 8
Views: 4213

Re: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch

Bruce, I saw your remarks about woodgrain and thought this may be of interest. Last week I was acid etching and silvering some pub mirrors and had a thought along these lines. I brunswick blacked some spare glass and ran a wood graining tool through the wet black. This was my first and only attempt ...
by Ash Bishop
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass
Replies: 11
Views: 5568

Re: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass

Thanks for posting the photos of what must have been a fantastic trip and an outstanding piece of work. Can I take this opportunity on behalf of all who love our craft and visit this site to congratulate you for the amazing job you have done in raising the profile of our passion to the wider world. ...
by Ash Bishop
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Customer video
Replies: 10
Views: 4437

Re: Customer video

Great to see you here on the site buddy and a fantastic film to watch. I had a big happy grin on my face throughout watching you work. How many trades are there where after 15 plus years at it and being around it I still get a buzz and a smile watching another craftsman practicing it! I look forward...
by Ash Bishop
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

Hi Doug, Thanks for the kind remarks, it means something indeed coming from you. I'm sorry to have missed you too, but I hope to see you at your workshop in August. I'll post some pictures soon, I'll start with the 3000 hour restoration project of a 1902 gypsy caravan that I wanted to show you, hope...
by Ash Bishop
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

Hi Bruce,

The panel did have the remenants of a pictorial of Jesus on it, you could just see parts of it clinging on and some ghosting (or should that be holy ghosting) of other parts of the image. I may have another photo of that part if so I'll post it

Thanks
Ash
by Ash Bishop
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

Sorry duplicated the wrong photos, try this
by Ash Bishop
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

Thanks for the response guys, Pat there is a lot of tagging which is so unsightly but who knows in 100 years perhaps people will be posting pictures of the "wonderful vintage lettering" of Porto tagging! Danny you have obviously used the same ruse for your family... oh lets have a lovely family phot...
by Ash Bishop
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

And some more now Dave Smith told me how to upload photos. Thanks Smiffy
by Ash Bishop
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: Glass signs of Porto

sorry have been trying to work out how to upload photos!
by Ash Bishop
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Glass signs of Porto

On the recomendation of fellow letterhead Alan Brindle, my family and I decided to visit Porto, Potugal to check out it's great shopfronts and prolific glass signage. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World He...