These signs date back to the 14th Century when King Richard II compelled landlords to erect signs on their premises to ensure that ale houses were clearly visible to the borough ale testers. As most of the population were illiterate at this time, pictures on a sign also clearly identified the public houses to the public without the need for written text. This form of signage is still widely used on pubs nowadays and is a traditional way of portraying the pub’s name.
Here at Butler dSigns, whilst we have not been around since the 14th Century, we have been hand painting pictorial signs for over 40 years!
If you want a new sign, send us an email with your design (if you have one) or an image of your old sign (again if you have one), or call/email to discuss. We can manufacture new signs to fit your existing brackets or if required start from scratch, including steel brackets.
Following from your brief, we will send you a detailed quote and if you wish to proceed we start the design process culminating in an artist painted watercolour design for your sign. Once the design is all approved, we can crack on and get to work!