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This sign was produced in Tricoya & Accoya wood painted in Farrow & Ball eggshell with a lettering design & colour to compliment the building. I particularly enjoy producing signs that fit well with the type of business, which portrays a quality service for customers to appreciate on arrival 

Forge Interiors

It is great to be asked to get my brushes out and to apply some of the finishing touches to the prestigious hotel Grantley Hall. These include hand-painted signs in a traditional script style on doors throughout the hotel shown below:

Queen Anne
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall

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We are pleased to be supplying local parish councils with village entry signs. Incorporating the Yorkshire Rose just makes them that bit more special! ;-)

Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs
Village Entry Signs

Recently I was instructed to complete some advertising boards for Grantley Hall a stately home outside Ripon in North Yorkshire. The Hall was previously owned by the council and used for training seminars and educational events. It is now undergoing a total renovation and redevelopment into a hotel and events venue. The renovation is sympathetic to the building and helps to keep a beautiful historic building alive.  
It is great to be involved in all aspects of advertising and branding, being able to use a variety of sign making skills in both vinyl and traditional signwriting, also to be involved in new ventures at their inception to completion.

Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall

I have just finished these traditional signs for specialist furniture & kitchen company, Lewis Alderson & Co.

I have manufactured these signs using Accoya & Tricoya, which hold a guarantee of 50 years - all lettering is hand painted in an off white & blue/black background. 

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Lewis Alderson & Co
Lewis Alderson & Co

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

Looking back on 2017
Looking back on 2017
Looking back on 2017

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

Helmsley Cafe

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.

Rabbit Hill
Rabbit Hill
Rabbit Hill

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!

These are in order of...

  1. As it arrived
  2. Sandblasted down to its raw state
  3. Powder coated
  4. Hand-painted

North Yorkshire Dales NP
North Yorkshire Dales NP
North Yorkshire Dales NP
North Yorkshire Dales NP

We 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.

Vape Lounge has opened in Thirsk and the signage was designed by my daughter Hattie & lettered by myself.

Vape Lounge

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.

The Carved Unicorn
The Carved Unicorn
The Carved Unicorn

We have currently carried out sign work for a local shooting lodge, hand painted and lettered in a traditional way using only the brush.

Hand Painted Signs for Shooting Lodge
Hand Painted Signs for Shooting Lodge
Hand Painted Signs for Shooting Lodge

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.

Hand Painted for authenticity
Hand Painted for authenticity
Hand Painted for authenticity

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 !

Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's Purse

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

NYCC Supermobile Library
NYCC Supermobile Library
NYCC Supermobile Library

I've just finished the last phase of sign work required for the new bars that have been renovated at the Racecourse here at Thirsk.

They are traditionally made & painted with flat cut letters adhered onto the painted sign, this causes a small shadow which gives a look of quality.

The acrylic Shrimp Bar sign is reverse printed on to 5mm clear acrylic & fixed with steel locators flat to a low entrance wall.

Thirsk racecourse
Thirsk racecourse
Thirsk racecourse

I've been busy hand-painting customers initials in gold leaf onto battleboxes that they have ordered from The Battlebox Company which they sell on their website also through the Bear Grylls' own website. These are finished in army green and are a great present for anyone who's adventurous.

Bear Grylls Battlebox
Bear Grylls Battlebox

Recently, I carried out some work for a local plastics company creating two 4m x 4m football logos onto a large area of banner material for Brighton & Hove Albion football club.

I had to use special screen-printing ink & had to make sure that the surface had to be kept dust free. These banners are being welded on to a large PVC cladded building at the Brighton & Hove Albion football ground.

If you would like something similar please contact Robin by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hove Albion Football Club Banner
Hove Albion Football Club Banner
Hove Albion Football Club Banner
Hove Albion Football Club Banner

We have been working on a new design of Shelf Signs for libraries which are an economical way to sign each individual shelf unit.

They are perfect for temporary Signage and supplied in an attractive range of Matt colours. We have received some good feedback and look forward to supplying Libraries in schools, universities, colleges, museums and general libraries throughout the UK and beyond.

New Library Shelf Signs
New Library Shelf Signs

New Honours Boards for King James.

We have just finished our latest order from King James School, Knaresborough to supply two new  lettered Oak Honours Boards with names dating back to 1617.

These were made by a local Cabinet Maker and lettered in Gold and Black with a digitally produced School Crest.

New Honours Boards Blog
New Honours Boards Blog

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       29 St. James Green,
       Thirsk,
       North Yorkshire,
       YO7 1AQ.

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ESTABLISHED 1986

Established in 1986, Alpha Signs are a well-known business offering excellent service.
Proprietor, Robin Gell has had over 30 years experience of the Sign Business industry during which time the business has adapted to the many changing processes throughout the industry including computerisation and digital printing. These run alongside the many traditional services that Alpha Signs offer.