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Mike Meyer Morgue File

The Morgue File brings together clippings and other ephemera gathered by Mike Meyer over the years as inspiration for signs and lettering. The book is a collaboration between Mike Meyer, Better Letters, designer Alice Mazzilli, printers 12–B and paper merchants G.F Smith. Printed by Risograph on Munken (main pages) and Colorplan (cover and section dividers), each cover has been hand stamped by Mike Meyer.

The book officially launched at Greetings from Amsterdam (26 August), and unofficially at an event in London (13 September). It is available exclusively from A.S.Handover, via their online shop and London outlet.

Here are some behind the scenes videos and photos showing some of the production process for this book, and visit the shop to see other goodies from Better Letters.

Live Lettering at the London Gmund Paper Launch

Last month we had a great time doing some ‘live lettering’ at the Gmund paper launch, hosted by G.F Smith. (This followed our work at the European Sign Expo in Amsterdam.) The lettering was being done by Mike Meyer and he did 300+ names in the four hours we were there. Thank you to our hosts, not least for the free-flowing Bavarian beer, and to everyone that got their name (or that of a significant other!) lettered. Here’s some of the reaction from Instagram…

This guys ace #gmund #livelettering @betterletters

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Mike Meyer Alphabets: New Workshop Sheets

Participants in Mike Meyer’s Hand Lettering Workshop now have access to this all-in-one learning resource, detailing the main alphabets covered in the two-day event: Gothic; Thick ‘n’ Thin; Casual; and Script. They’ve been debuting on his current tour of Europe, next stop Milan, and will also be used at forthcoming events in Hamilton and Mazeppa, and beyond.

The sheets were a collaboration with design (and photography above) by Gloria Soria, printed on Colorplan paper from G.F Smith, with sponsorship from 1 Shot paints and a special offer for all workshop attendees from our wonderful paint, brushes and sundries supplier A.S.Handover.

Thank you to all involved, visit the workshops page to see where you can next get your hands on one…