Going forward, let’s drag traditional signwriting, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

With a focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact, my goal is to keep sign painting accessible to all, and preserve its place in the modern world.

I’ve always been drawn to traditional crafts, hand-made rather than machine-made, and I have an unhealthy obsession with typography and lettering, both modern and in historical contexts.

Hello, I’m Eric.

Straight & Narrow Signs was cultivated organically from a desire to deliver excellent quality sign painting, custom lettering and hand crafted branding, with zero compromise.

Along with a background in graphic design, I have trained in traditional signwriting, having attended the last signwriting course at Chesterfield.

Credit where credit’s due: some images on this page courtesy of

HNS Signs Ltd, Lumina Studios, and Dpix Photography