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Robert Walker is a sign-writer, graphic designer and reverse glass sign maker based in West Yorkshire, UK. Umberto has been working in the field for 15 years, and has been teaching custom lettering and broader principles of graphic design for 6 years in design schools across West Yorkshire. Umberto specialises in hand crafted sign making known as Verre Églomisé, a process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass.
The Buchstabenmuseum (“Museum of Letters”) was founded in 2005. It is a non-profit organization and devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. Hundreds of signs have alredy been rescued from decay and the scrap heap. They are now on display in Berlin. The current address is Holzmarktstraße 66, near Alexanderplatz.