Old World Charm is a Singapore-based sign company created by sign and scenic painter Charmaine Chen. Specialising in providing services such as hand-painted signs, hand-lettering and gold-leaf gilding, the company’s ethos is strongly centred around utilising traditional methods of yesteryear, each line laid by hand.
Charmaine first developed a thirst for design as a teen, while enrolled in design school in Singapore. In 2008, she relocated to Sydney, Australia, where she went on to graduate with a Bachelors’ of Industrial Design.
During her eight years spent in Sydney, she worked with industrial designers and artists alike, where she found that she deeply relished the beauty of woodworking and the handcrafted element and tactility of design.
She then delved into the art of sign painting and gilding, learning from masters of the craft from all over the world, and has since been finding ways to keep the craft of traditional sign painting and gold-leaf gilding alive.
• Hand-Painted Signs
• Hand-Painted Storefronts
• Hand-Lettered Designs / Branding
• Blackboards / Menus
• Gold Leaf on Glass