Sign-writer Glenn Joyner ‘manufactures’ pub charm with beautiful reproduction signs, mirrors and timber bars.

Story by Wendy Thompson and Photos by Mike Richards

An Australian pub can be a great place to eat, drink and relax with friends. However, even if it serves the best range of drinks and the most delicious food, it is the character and the atmosphere that can make or break it in the end.
The magnificent, rustic commercial artwork in many Australian pubs is the creation of talented sign-writer Glenn Joyner, who specialises in ‘manufacturing’ a pub’s character. He has put his design, building and painting skills to good use in 27 hotels. “I demolish and rebuild ambience in hotels,” he says of his job. Glenn has also designed hotel promotional material for Jim Beam, Carlton & United Breweries and Jack Daniels.

This story excerpt is from Issue #48

Outback Magazine: Aug/Sep 2006