Stop Press ! House Beautiful Magazine February 2022
By hampshirehouse • January 27, 2022 • blog
Really good to see our best selling POSH Graffiti Gold Letters in the press again. Many thanks to Hester Page and The House Beautiful editorial team who have suggested POSH Graffiti gold letters combined with elegant antiques and soft paint colours to lift and transform a gloomy Period property. The way the light catches the gold metallic leaf on the surface of the letters really can do this.
The traditional Old English gold lettering is our original alphabet designed for use on walls and signage. It is created by Emily Readett-Bayley and a community of rice farmers who are also skilled woodcarvers and we have been working with them for over 30 years. The letters are bevelled by hand with with knives and sanded smooth before they are painted and gilded. The sustainable wood used comes from fast growing Albesia trees which the farmers grow around their rice fields.
The Old English font is based on the Caslon Old Face Font which is the font used on the old English printing press. Emily and the woodcarvers have modified the font to work when individual letters of the alphabet are used as stand alone pieces and because each letters is hand carved, every POSH Graffiti letter is an original work of art.