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by Terry Colley
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Second hand electro pounce for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 5234

Re: Second hand electro pounce for sale?

Never seen one this side of the pond Erik, would probably need some electric work if you got one as I think they are on slightly diiferent voltage to us , would like to see one myself.
by Terry Colley
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Alf Becker alphabets

Hi Dale, I think you might struggle to find a copy , as I am aware ST only printed 3000
copies , although it sold out they did not re print, a few lucky people have it but most have a xerox copy. The copy I have is the 320 alphabets taken from ST each month from 1932 to 1957
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Alf Becker alphabets

Thanks Dan they are the ones and are the best I have seen , certainly good enough to make a hand lettered copy of
Thanks Terry
by Terry Colley
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Alf Becker alphabets

Thanks Lee they are Modern Bold and Modern script
by Terry Colley
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Alf Becker alphabets

Got my hands on a xerox copy of the Alf Becker alphabets from the Signs of the times, 320 done over 27 years , most of it is in usable condition but I was missing 2 pages alphabets no 312 and 316 William Pickett has passed on his scan but they are almost unreadable. Has anyone got a reasonable copy ...
by Terry Colley
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

David that link is fantastic, a mans life work , everyone else take a look !
by Terry Colley
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

Hi Pat
That was odd to me bar the odd seasonal window splash I have only ever worked in reverse from the inside, Dublin is well worth a visit for any glass
man lots of stuff off the tourist tracks
by Terry Colley
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

Danny
He is Shay D. Meser he is only allowed to paint shadows!
by Terry Colley
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Dublin signwriters short film

This is a short film about Dubilin signwriters, enjoy
Vimeo.com/81921161
Called gentlemen of letters
by Terry Colley
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf Starter Kit :mrgreen:
Replies: 15
Views: 4206

Re: Gold Leaf Starter Kit :mrgreen:

Hi Danny Since 9 11 oil based paints and varnishes cannot go via air mail . We did a gilding job in Madrid a few years back and had to source le franc locally in Spain. On the supplier side we do have a few good ones here in the uk I get most of the signwriting and gold leaf from Wrights of Lymm , H...
by Terry Colley
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf Starter Kit :mrgreen:
Replies: 15
Views: 4206

Re: Gold Leaf Starter Kit :mrgreen:

For starting out the materials are few, black paint for your outlines and back up ,gold leaf , oil size or gelatine if you want a miiror finish and varnish to back up there are a few suppliers here in the Uk which is not that far from you although I am not sure what paints can be posted. On the tool...
by Terry Colley
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: International Letterheads Meet UK - September 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: International Letterheads Meet UK - September 2014

Great news. It has been too long since the last one. Good luck with it , i'll
be there
by Terry Colley
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old sign kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Old sign kit

Just arrived in this morning , made my day, it is very neat and compact a few bits inside, some intenso black still soft in the tube and the previous owners card, the phone code on that indicates that this was in use before the late 1950s when the new codes came in google search did not reveal any m...
by Terry Colley
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old sign kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Old sign kit

B Hearnes 1948 book "The art of signwriting" refers to a essential kit for the signwriter of a metal box with drawers and 4 tin bottles 1 for turps 1 for varnish 1 for linseed oil and 1 for gold size the line drawing from the book is shown below. I also seem to remember seeing one in an old Wrights ...
by Terry Colley
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Got my Sign work on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Got my Sign work on TV

Erik : it's on BBC1 sunday night 9pm BST,
Wayne: I did not get my name on the credits but I did get my name on a cheque, I think you have to be directly employed or a big name to get listed
Thanks all Terry
by Terry Colley
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Got my Sign work on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Got my Sign work on TV

Landed a nice job with the BBC last year for a period drama which is being shown on Sunday nights. Called THE VILLAGE it is a story of one mans life in a Northern village spanning the whole of the 20th century. All the signs were hand painted. I did not get much input on the designs or colour scheme...
by Terry Colley
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lefranc original gold size.
Replies: 35
Views: 7170

Re: Lefranc original gold size.

Good luck with that one Dave , let me know if if you find any, They changed the 12 hour about 5 years ago , the new one did not work so they changed it again . I have used the new version on surface gilding and it takes 2 days to get the right tack .The 3 hour they said they would not change as it c...
by Terry Colley
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question!
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Question!

Hello Lee Well I have done 35 years in the trade and a lot has changed started hand painting everything including the backgrounds, computers arrived and I did a lot of that stuff, got the vinyl cutter ,got the cnc router farmed out the print work. The last 5 years has seen a move back to hand painte...
by Terry Colley
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: St. Patrick's Day Gift - The Book of Kells
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: St. Patrick's Day Gift - The Book of Kells

That's a great link Dan The library at Trinity is well worth a visit if you go to Dublin, I was lucky in that my eldest daughter did her degree at Trinity so we visited the library several times over the 4 years she was there. As a student she could get us in for free, the book itself is in a low li...
by Terry Colley
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: I'm New Here

Welcome in Lee, Good to see another from this side of the water here
Terry Colley
by Terry Colley
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 3869

Re: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf

I think one of the main problems for the craftsmen of the future will be the lack of materials (mainly oil based paints and sizes) We had the old le franc size it did it's job , you could rely on it being ready on time , Now you just don't know where you are with it. They changed the 12 hour because...
by Terry Colley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

Re: Price of Gold Leaf

I have bought from Wrights of Lymm for 35 years without any problem on any product. A few points on the gold, You can buy as many books as you like the price of each book is the same no charge for breaking a pack so if you want 3 or 17 the cost is per book. Also they offer a service on transfer (pat...
by Terry Colley
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

Re: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England

Hi Ron Welcome to the forum I am down (but not quite out) in Manchester Ron I have recently been asked to do some signwriting on a pub in Welland which is near to you there is a couple or three days work there . If you are interested in the job please call me on 01614945089 as I am not that bothered...
by Terry Colley
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pub sign Book by Paul Corballis
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Pub sign Book by Paul Corballis

Just been having a sort through my library and I have a spare copy of Pub signs by Paul Corballis, this is one of the best books on pub signs that I have read. Looking for a swap if anyone has practical sign shop operation by Bob Fitzgerald or any other sign related book then let me know I am willin...
by Terry Colley
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sign writing and glass embossing; book
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: sign writing and glass embossing; book

Thanks Wayne copy arrived today looks original, wiil post in the books post after I have read it also got the Hearn book too
by Terry Colley
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sign writing and glass embossing; book
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

sign writing and glass embossing; book

Hi all
sign writing and glass embossing; a complete practical manual of the art. by james callingham
Has anyone got this book ? Is it worth getting? I know it was first published in the 1800s
Thanks Terry
by Terry Colley
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: London Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 2497

Re: London Olympics

Hi Mike
I take your point on the font, we have been seeing it for at least a couple of years now i am still not liking it. I think for most here it is just too far away from where we are in our swirly scrolls and busy designs. Though the oympics are a refreshing change on the TV
by Terry Colley
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: London Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 2497

Re: London Olympics

That logo was very controversial when it first came out many did not like it , including me, but I think once it was out there they could not change it . In 2002 I was working for a large sign company that did most of the signs banners etc for the commonwealth games here in Manchester. What happens ...
by Terry Colley
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

And another http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=2345
one for the carvers
happy Christmas one and all
by Terry Colley
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Titanic Letterheads 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 8695

Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Sorry to hear that James, I am sure the help was/is available, I know putting on an international meet takes over your life for quite some time, I was really looking forward to visiting the North ,I'll keep it on hold for now
Terry