Our hanging signs and free standing signs are becoming more and more popular, as our customers realize the benefit of sourcing custom metal work from the same supplier as their hand crafted signage. These signs are ideal for the end of long driveways, providing a quality welcome statement to your property. As you can see in the photo below they can also be ordered with mountings for a hanging flower basket to give it that added touch.
Here is another business sign we did recently. We don’t usually do installations but since this one was just down the road and in the heart of downtown London we decided to do it ourselves to be sure it was done right. At first glance the sign might not look that big. In fact is is 2.85 meters long and 66 cm wide. A little bigger than your normal house sign! You might just be able to see that it has two joints inside the A’s at both ends but that sure does not distract from the effect of the sign. Here are some before and after shots, unfortunately it was raining so the photos are not the best.
If you are ever in the area you might be interested in a meal at the Anokha Indian Bar & Restaurant. If you are here because of your interest in signs visit our website to place an inquiry and see more of our work.
Having just come into the business here at Clover Signs I was pleasantly surprised to receive a request to design a sign to be presented as a house warming gift. In further inquiry into the design we found it to be headed for the coast of South Africa to a house overlooking the Indian ocean. The sign was to reflect the beauty of the view and the patriotic feelings of the intended recipient. Here is what we came up with after some back and forth with the benefactor.
If your looking for a special sign as a gift, or for a property of your own, visit us at Clover Signs and we’ll be glad to help.
Have you ever wanted your very own Irish pub sign? The sign below was actually made as a wedding present for somebody else, but it is a take off on an actual Irish pub sign. The customer actually visited our workshop and we sat down and designed the sign together. After a few final tweaks, the design was ready to put into production, and I have to say, I am more than impressed with the final result.
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With the housing market in the worst slump in decades, and people pinching pennies accross the board, we are having to rack our brains about how to continue selling signs. Government funded nurseries seem to still have some money hanging about so we decided to at least test the waters of this new market. Here is our first nursery sign with hopefully many to follow:
Possibly the most humorous sign we have made, “The Dead Ostrich” is to hang in a private study, (not on a pub). The background depicts a pub building on a hill top in the Karoo region of South Africa, hense the Afrikaans translation on the reverse of the sign. It was given as a 70th birthday present to a much loved uncle, and I trust he is enjoying it on his wall as much as we enjoyed designing and crafting it.
Throughout the course of the year, we here at Clover Signs can’t help but notice the tendency of people to request a house sign design that is in keeping with that particular time of year. For instance, many crocuses and daffodils are requested in Spring, and we seem to paint a lot of blackberries and apples in the Autumn and poppies in November. This seems quite logical except when you stop to think that your house sign will be up year round. Nevertheless, we are still receiving orders for and making numerous Holly House signs like this one.
Tempted? It’s not too late for that last minute Christmas present. However, orders must be placed by the 10th of December in order to deliver by Christmas. Just remember, a house sign will last many years and will be on your house throughout all the seasons, so don’t limit yourself to the present moment.
Traditionally, a house sign maker, Clover Signs has recently branched out into making School Signs. One such sign we did completely gratis for a primary school in Rwanda. An acquaintance of mine and his wife had traveled there earlier this year and had seen the school under construction. The school is now completed, and, with the help of Oxfam, they have received their new sign from Clover Signs.
This photo of the sign was actually taken before it was sent off to Africa where the children are eager to learn and knowledge really is light.
When I received an enquiry from Canada for a large Church sign, I thought: this couldn’t be real. As a traditional house sign maker, we haven’t done a lot of Church signs to date. We designed it and didn’t hear back for a long time. The congregation must have eventually come to an agreement because they confirmed the order and the elegant sign is now hanging on their elegant edifice.
Notice the classy Canadian Crest that has been made out of a separate piece of material and fixed to the sign (on both sides).
Have you ever wondered what inspired (or possessed) Charles Rennie Mackintosh? I have often pondered his exquisitely unique style and found nothing even remotely similar. Whereas in the sign industry we mainly utilise the font that bears his name, he was primarily an architect, and a quite successful one at that.
Born in 1868 in the Townhead area of Glasgow, Mackintosh was a working class boy and one of 11 siblings. From an early age, he demonstrated an obsessive passion for art, relentlessly drawing the flowers his father grew on his allotment. It’s thought he also suffered from a mild form of autism, which could explain his reputation for mood swings as well as his attention to detail seen in his artwork.
Along with three other art students, Mackintosh established the “Glasgow Style”, first shown in a collection of metalwork panels, posters, furniture and silver work at the 1896 Arts & Crafts Exhibition in London. From there, “The Four’s” notoriety grew and together they developed a repertoire characterised by stylised motifs of Celtic, Oriental, Egyptian and natural inspiration, including the iconic Glasgow Rose.