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Normandy Cottage
54 Linersh Wood Close
Bramley
Surrey
GU5 0EQ

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Another slightly unusual vehicle to livery, but eye-catching despite its size is this Smart Car used by Zeytin Restaurant in Knaphill.
 

Smart Car Graphics


 
Vehicles are economical ways of using your advertising budget.
 

Bonnet of Smart Car


 
This catches attention from every angle.
 

Rear and Side


 
The smart car is easy to park and inexpensive on tax but is not at all racy. Motor racing is certainly the theme for the William Bray pub in Shere owned by former Formula One driver and wearer of a famous white helmet, Julian Bailey. The facilities have been used prior to the British Grand Prix for TV shoots and now a special Private Dining Room has been created echoing the theme of Monaco. Pointing up the stairs is an homage to the old Monaco Street signs.
 

Copy of Monaco Street Sign


 
This is an original.
 

Genuine Monaco Street Sign


 
One Wall had a circuit layout painted on.
 

Monaco Circuit Painted to wall


 
The wall blackboard area had information about the circuit and motor races.
 

Signwriting to blackboard


 
Other areas reflected text in the main bar and restaurant.
 

Text to fireplace


 
The Monaco font was based on period posters which adorn the walls.
 

George Ham Monaco Poster


 
These were created by Georges Hamel, who signed himself Geo Ham.
 

Georges Hamel

 

Geo Ham Monaco poster


 
Amazing simple timeless images from the 1920s and 30s.
 
This was also used on the door in gold leaf.
 

Gold Leaf Lettering


 
As I am interested in period commercial vehicles, I was pleased to find this photograph of a Delahaye which was designed by Geo Ham.
 

Geo Ham Van


 
He obviously influenced the style of this 1937 Delahaye roadster as well.
 

Delahaye (Figoni et Falaschi) Geo Ham Roadster


 
I’m sure his motorcyclist illustrations also influenced the animators of the pop video for “Take on me” by A-ha, which is in turn brilliantly spoofed on “Family Guy” see YouTube (Family Guy: Chris as a-ha “Take on Me”). You mighty also like to check out Commuter (1981) by Michael Patterson.
 

Geo Ham Motorcyclist

Geo Ham Racer

Motorbike Racers


 
Another recent gilding job was a simple classic Roman numeral for Grosvenor Square. This had a black outline.
 

Gold Leaf digit


 
This journey to London added a hanging sign to the Buckinghams Mayfair laundry and some further West Cornwall Pasty Co. outlet at Euston.
 

Logo and Text strip added to Euston Outlet


 
We recently visited Bluewater to paint some lettering onto a glazed tile surface for Harry Ramsden’s
 

Painted Wall Text to glazed surface


 
We have also been very busy recently for our friends at Wellington College, Bearwood College, Reading Blue Coat School, St. Joseph’s College and Eton End School.
 
More seasonal was work at Riverways Farm on the Old Bath Road at Twyford who provide eggs and laying hens, but who also have Reindeer “for hire”.
 

Riverways Reindeer


 
Riverways have a kiosk opening up soon, call in when passing or check out http://www.riverwaysfarm.co.uk

 
Recent work in the home village of Bramley includes a revamp at Memories the Antiques, Collectibles and curtain outlet which I have signwritten several times over the years. http://memoriesantiques.co.uk
 

Memories Antiques Signwritten

 
Also work on the former Wine Bar for Patrie Thai Restaurant.

Patrie Painted Lettering


 
Find out more about Patria the patron and The William Bray at
 http://welovefood-itsallweeat.com/2012/10/16/patrie-thai-grill-and-delicatessen-high-street-bramley-guildford-surrey-gu5-0hb/.
 
You will also see higher quality images by John Powell AVS – Albury Visual Services, with links to The Silent Pool and a mystery of Agatha Christie’s disappearance.
 

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