a history of the studio pub sign

Brewery Artists pub sign studio

A short history of pub sign painting as practised by the extinct studios of Whitbread Artists Department and Brewery Artists. During the last seven decades the tradition of hand painted pictorial inn signs has been a rich one, probably reaching its zenith in 1980s. The individuality of the traditional painted inn sign is now mostly superseded by digitally scanned images.

This website is a brief look at some of the people, methods and public house signage of these two studios.

Also, a Brewery Artists British Inn Sign poster of 25 pub signs, available to buy.


Pub sign - Burley Gate Hereford