From learning the basics about letterforms to using flamboyant enamel paints and creating precise ‘tape-free’ lining, this wonderful book from Joby Carter and Scarlett Rickard is an immersive and entertaining guide to the world of traditional signwriting and fairground art.

Chock full of expert guidance and hundreds of accompanying full-colour photographs, this love letter to letter love is the perfect way to set yourself on course to drawing and painting letters the old (and proper) way.

With a forward by Sir Peter Blake and a fascinating look at the fairground art of ‘Futuristic’ Fred Fowle, this book is essential stuff for anyone with an interest in letterforms, signwriting, graphic design, or just the straight-up beauty of the fairground vernacular.