We at Display Signs are passionate about our traditional sign writing.

Over the past 40 years Display Signs has evolved and developed from traditional sign writing to more modern sign making techniques whilst retaining the age old skills required to produce bespoke gold leaf and old fashioned oil painted signs.

Display Signs first employee Wayne ‘Ben’ Craft learnt to sign write in his youth. He has worked for the founder Alan Kelvey ever since and is our expert in traditional sign writing. They both perfected their skills in Alan’s father’s garage where it all began. He still uses sable brushes, a mahl stick and sign writing enamels to produce authentic hand painted signs. His dedication and love of painting signs has never faded over the years and is still going strong.

Back in the nineties there was a high demand for this old method of sign production and Display Signs rose to the quest at one time employing over 6 sign writers working at a 20 metre easel. Today the technology has evolved so much that this traditional way of sign making has been over looked and underrated. We believe there is still a need and a desire to have certain signs created in this traditional way. Hand painted signs are unique and can sometimes enhance the look and feel of the sign and the location. We understand and value our customers needs and requirements. So whether you require traditional or modern signs, we can create it. (See examples on right)