Looking back on 2017

Looking back this last year, my most rewarding & significant work that I have produced was the boundary signs for the National Parks. These signs are to be placed on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales & Westmorland National Parks in the North of England. 

They can be seen on the border of each county.

These signs have been produced in aluminium from a mould, cast as they would have been 150 years ago. They will stand all weathers & will still look attractive in many years to come.

It's a real  pleasure working on such a project & the thought that one day it might inspire one of my grandchildren to become involved in traditional sign writing

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Helmsley Cafe

This Logo was designed by my daughter & hand painted onto the inside wall of the cafe in Helmsley.

Castlegate wall art

Rabbit Hill

This is our latest work commissioned by Rabbit Hill - Farming and pet supplies.

The left and right images are made of Acrylic and metal. The middle image is traditional sign writing.

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North Yorkshire Dales National Park

I've been recently asked to renovate some signs for the North Yorkshire Dales National Park. I received them in a pretty poor state as can be seen from the image below but after a little TLC the finished sign looks great!

As it arrived.

North Yorkshire Dales National Park

Sandblasted down to its raw state.

Randblasted down to its raw state

Powder coated.

Powder Coated

Hand painted.

Hand Painted


Bondgate Antiques

Hi received a lovely e-mail yesterday from Jane at Bondgate Antiques...


"Hi Robin, 

Opened my shop today  here is a photo of your lovely signs. 

Best wishes Jane"


Bondgate Antiques

More images from Bondgate Antiques can be found on the hand painted section of the website.

The Carved Unicorn

This is the latest hand painted sign from Alpha Signs with a carved unicorn - The unicorn is carved into all of Coxwold Cabinet Makers furniture as this symbol in the Lord of the Manors family emblem.

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Hand Painted for authenticity

This is the latest handpainted sign lettered by hand by my daughter Hattie - she is currently studying graphic design at Newcastle University

A single sided painted sign with a basket of fruit & veg needed for an allotment in York.

Traditional hand-painted signs are becoming very popular as they stand out from the more contemporary methods and offer a more warm and inviting feel. Give us a call to see what we can do for you.



Traditional Hand Painted Sign


Traditional Hand Painted Sign

Traditional Hand Painted Sign

Shepherd's Purse

Recently, I carried out sign work for the factory of a local successful cheese company, Shepherd's Purse.

These signs are made from exterior Marine Plywood with hardwood frames, painted with top quality paint ,  6 coats for added protection  to offer that quality look

I digitally printed the laminated  logo & use vinyl lettering as the customer required

These should last many year in all weather conditions

I have another happy customer !

Shepherds Purse

Shepherds Purse

Shepherds Purse

NYCC "Supermobile" Library

North Yorkshire County Council has recently purchased a new "Supermobile" library vehicle to replace the original vehicle which was launched in 2004. This new vehicle will provide an improved resource for the community, with both traditional library stock and a satellite enabled connection to public computers available at each of the locations which is visits. The competition was held for young people to submit their designs and we were asked to reproduce their ideas digitally onto the vehicle. These were digitally printed and laminated, also including vinyl lettering. The finished look was individual, vibrant and colourful allowing the children's ideas to come to life.

Super Mobile Library

Super Mobile Library

Super Mobile Library

Contact Us

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By Phone 01845 524810

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Alpha Signs
29 St. James Green,
North Yorkshire,
YO7 1AQ.

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