Borough Market, London Design Festival
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mazeppa, Minnesota, USA
Mike Meyer painted this series of shocards to promote his forthcoming series of
Better Letters workshops, spanning eight cities on three continents. In date order, here are links to all the information and booking pages for these events. Join the mailing list or subscribe to the Facebook events page for future dates.
. Two-day workshop, 3-4 September 2016, €396. Drachten: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop
. Two one-day workshops, 17 and 18 September 2016, £180. London: Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop at the London Design Festival
. Two-day workshop, 24-25 September 2016, CHF475. Zurich: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop
. Two-day workshop, 1-2 October 2016, CHF475. Zurich: Mike Meyer Lettering Effects Workshop
. Two- and four-day workshops, 7-10 October 2016, £360/£600. London: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshops
. Two and four-day workshop, 21-24 October, $495/$795. Christchurch: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshops
. One-day workshop, 29 October 2016, $250. Sydney: Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop
. One-day workshop, 4 November 2016, $250. Melbourne: Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop
. One-day workshop, 12 November 2016, $250. Brisbane: Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop
. Four-day workshop, 15-19 February 2017, $695. Mazeppa: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshops
Eye magazine has published an article on the history of Argentina’s vernacular decorative craft of Fileteado Porteño, including a host of archival photos. It was written by Gustavo Ferrari, who is currently in Europe ahead of facilitating two introductory workshops, 23-24 July in London, and 6-7 August in Berlin. Read the full article here.
The Berlin workshop is being hosted by Make! Skilled Hands. Find out more about Better Letters’ wider workshops programme.
Sign Painters screening at the London Design Festival, 19 September 2015
Better Letters Circus tour, Northeast USA, September and October 2015
David Kynaston Classical Hand Lettering Workshop, Philadelphia, 1-2 October 2015
Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop in Milan, 31 October-1 November 2015
Mike Meyer’s Australian tour, workshops and talks in November 2015
David Kynaston’s Classical Hand Lettering Workshop in Bologna, 28-29 November 2015
This Autumn Better Letters is taking
Mike Meyer and David Kynaston’s workshops around the world with dates in Europe, the USA and Australia. In addition there will be a London screening of Sign Painters, as part of the London Design Festival, and talks from Mike Meyer in both Melbourne and Sydney.
The full schedule of workshops and events is given below, with details also available on
the Better Letters Facebook Page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 7989 409 046 with any questions. Europe
Amsterdam, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 12-13 September,
Amsterdam, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 19 September,
London, Sign Painters featuring 21st Century Victorian 19 September,
London, Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop 20 September,
London, Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop 27-28 October,
London, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 31 October-1 November,
Milan, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 28-29 November,
Bologna, David Kynaston Classical Lettering Workshop USA
Cincinnati, Mike Meyer Basic Hand Lettering 24 September,
Cincinnati, David Kynaston Classical Hand Lettering Workshop 25 September,
Cincinnati, Mike Meyer Basic Hand Lettering 29-30 September,
Philadelphia, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 1-2 October,
Philadelphia, David Kynaston Classical Lettering Workshop 2-3 October,
New York, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 4-5 October,
New York, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 9-10 October,
Providence, Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop 11-12 October,
Providence, Mike Meyer Lettering Effects Workshop Australia
Sydney, Tales of a Traveling Sign Painter 7 November,
Sydney, Mike Meyer Intensive Hand-Lettering Workshop 8 November,
Sydney, Mike Meyer Intensive Hand-Lettering Workshop 13 November,
Melbourne, Tales of a Traveling Sign Painter 14-15 November,
Melbourne, Mike Meyer Hand-Lettering Workshop 17-18 November,
Sydney, Mike Meyer Hand-Lettering Workshop
Last month saw the opening of
the Business as Usual exhibition at the Book Club in London. It’s not an understatement to say that it was a road block, with a queue for those that didn’t get in early to see the work of 13 signwriters having fun with their craft. A few highlights below from the 50+ pieces on show.
The exhibition runs until 12 April. There will also be
a Sign Social at the Book Club on the evening of Saturday 4 April with some of the artists coming along to hang out with Mike Meyer on his latest European tour. All welcome, ID on the door may be required based on last week’s visit!
Window splash to help people find the exhibition, sponsored by A.S. Handover
With opening night two days away from Valentine’s Day, Dapper Signs has an offer that shouldn’t be missed
From the exhibition’s curator, Ged Palmer
Withnail & I done by Brilliant Signs
Always love this joke, this one executed by Brilliant Signs
Not far from the City of London where the real embezzling happens. From Jon Leeson, Letterknight.
Archie Proudfoot getting straight to the point
Toilet humour from Bespoke Signs
Palimpsests from Tristan Kerr
Dry humour from Dry British
Back to the 70s with Letterknight’s Lon Leeson
From Fly Signs
No faking it on this piece from Freestyle Signs’ Peter Anthony
Puntastic work from Bryce von Leadfoot
A political direction for this piece from James Cooper at Dapper Signs
September saw Mike Meyer come over to Europe for a month of sign painting,
lettering workshops and Cadbury’s eating.
It all kicked off in Rochester with
the international Letterheads meet at Mick Pollard’s place. This was swiftly followed by a screening of Sign Painters, with a lettering demonstration and Q+A for Pick Me Up in London. 24 graphic design students from RMIT in Melbourne then joined us at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston for an intensive one-day workshop with Mike and his Minnesota buddy Dave Correll.
Next it was to the mainland and back by plane and train to run workshops in Bologna (hosted by
Barbara, Fabio and Alice), Amsterdam (hosted by Jasper and the Dutch Sign Painters Guild), Paris (hosted by Jean-Michel and Morgane), London (at the Bamboo Bicycle Club) and Nottingham (hosted by Norman and Waste Studio) before heading back to Mezeppa, Mike’s home in the mid-West.
Thank you to everyone that hosted, participated, filmed and photographed the workshops and other events. The next European tour is planned for February/March next year and dates are gradually being added to
the workshops page. Before that will be a series of workshops in Australia ( Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne) and the USA ( Baton Rouge and New York).
The film above was created by Jérôme Sallerin, who also took the photos from Paris below. Additional photography is from The View Finder (Rochester) and Gianluca Perticoni/Eikon Studio (Bologna).