Archie Proudfoot is a British artist based in London whose work is influenced by the look and techniques of traditional signage. Archie combines his love of words and his visual creativity by producing bespoke signage for businesses across London, as well as his own personal pieces. These striking works, which are created by hand from start to finish, celebrate both language and geometry.
The…Show more artist studied English Literature. Thereafter he discovered the artistry of sign painting, which he decided to make his career.
Archie has exhibited his work at various fairs in London, including the Affordable Art Fair and the Other Art Fair.Show less
"After falling in love with the dying craft of sign painting, Archie Proudfoot set out to learn the skills of the trade from old books and a community of sign painters leading the renaissance in the practice. These works may at first glance look simple but they are far from it. A huge amount of work is involved, and the meticulous technique of reverse-glass gilding, and the geometry and physical interplay of the letterforms result in an aesthetically striking artwork that finds the perfect balance between the traditional and contemporary. All the signs are created by hand from start to finish, even down to the metalwork of the steel frame, giving each work a genuinely unique feel. "
Rebecca Gordon - Rise Art Curator
Artworks by Archie Proudfoot
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