About the Book
This book introduces the fundamentals of sign painting, allowing readers to learn about the tools, materials, and techniques needed to create painted signs.
All the basics are covered, from choosing and using brushes, paints, mahl sticks, dippers and pencils, to how to prepare and finish surfaces, transfer designs, mix paint, and work with the brush.
A gallery of original alphabets, created for the book by sign painters around the world, provides visual inspiration, and demonstrates a wide variety of styles and approaches.
- 192 Pages, 300 Illustrations
- Hardcover, 283 x 219 mm, weight 1kg.
- Published by Laurence King
- ISBN 978-1-78627-692-6
- $35 / £25 / €30
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