Tag Archives: London

Mike Meyer’s Workshop Shocards

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.

Fileteado Porteño: History & 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.

historia 16 Carboni 02

Sign Painting Around the World: Better Letters Workshops, Autumn 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 info@betterletters.co or call +44 7989 409 046 with any questions.

Window splash to help people find the exhibition, sponsored by A.S. Handover

Business as Usual Exhibition at The Book Club

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!

Hand-Lettering Workshops on Tour: September 2014

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).