The Art and Craft of Sign-writing talk and walk

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The Hive, New Standard

43 Vittoria Street

Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham

B1 3ND

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Join us at The Hive for a talk and ghost signs walk in the Jewellery Quarter.

In 1854 a sign-painter named William Sutherland living in Birmingham publishes his first book The Grainer, Marbler, and Sign Writer's Assistant, etc. It’s the only book ever written in Birmingham on sign-writing and led the way for him to publish one of the most popular sign-writing books ever published in (1889) The Art and Craft of Sign-writing.

It’s a story that has been lost so join us for talk and ghost signs walk where we will help Birmingham reconnect with the story of William Sutherland and learn about the craft of sign-writing. Tracey Thorne will also talk about her current work to create a collection of Birmingham Ghost Signs using a silk screen print process to provide a lasting record of the few surviving signs.

The group will then go on a short guided tour of surviving hand-painted old advertising signs often called 'ghost signs' found in the Jewellery Quarter to look at the work of sign-painters. The walk will end in St Paul’s Square.

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The Hive, New Standard

43 Vittoria Street

Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham

B1 3ND

United Kingdom

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