Design., Fanlights., Gold & Glass.
Bar sign, Signwriting
About This Project

The gilded 23ct gold house name for San Marco, a former hotel in Cliftonville, perfectly captures the character and history of this beautiful building.


Using traditional signwriting techniques, I created a house name featuring hand-drawn lettering inspired by the Victorian casual style and Joby Carter’s curveside lettering. The Victorian casual style is a popular choice for house names, as it perfectly captures the era.
Gilding the house name with 23ct gold adds a touch of opulence and exclusivity to the sign, making it truly stand out and catch the eye of passersby. Gold leaf is a traditional signwriting material that has been used for centuries, and it is known for its durability and longevity, ensuring that your sign will remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come.


By incorporating elements from the curveside lettering style, I was able to create a bespoke house name that is truly unique and personalized to San Marco. The curves and flourishes of the lettering add a touch of elegance and sophistication, perfectly capturing the character and history of the building.