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Honours boards are one of the oldest areas of signwriting which write the history of schools, clubs, hospitals, societies genealogy and many other organisations to celebrate achievements , leaders , patrons etc.
The most beautiful forms, are those freehanded with gold leaf letters. One of my best and favourite clients used to have a theatre in his house where he acknowledged everyone who took part in the plays, which he put on annually for children’s charities, by having their names in gold leaf hand painted onto multiples of Honour boards and also loved honouring his horses whom had brought success to the stable. We also do honours Boards for many Golf Clubs which have full histories of the Captains Presidents Best Golfers .
Honours boards can also be done more economically in vinyls but who knows what a vinyl sign will look like in 30 -70 years. Gold leaf always looks great in reflecting the age and history of it’s owners.
When starting an Honours Board it is very important to plan it carefully. Get the heading ie society, club etc .established date, line it out into as many sections with a plan for the number of years you would hope to get on it. Boards of 100years are not unusual. There is nothing worse than seeing a beautiful large mahogany board with 1″ (25mm ) + letters, with 3/4″ (18mm)
line spacing, each line half the width of the board and that board looking like it will be full in 30 years.. “yeah but I won’t be around in 30 years- who cares..” History cares. Think of the future generations who look back and see their great grand daddy’s name, for shootin’ 1800 partridges in a pear tree in 1973. There is nothing like 1/2″ letters on a board (see roll of honour swordlestown Stud , Newbridge college Hockey). When prepping or starting, line the complete board, so that in the early days the board doesn’t look so empty and within 10 to 15 years that board is going to get legs.
We can supply these boards and letter them from scratch.