Immediately after touching down from the Better Letters Circus Tour in the USA, we packed our bags and headed over to Copenhagen, Denmark, to run a workshop for Technical Education Copenhagen (TEC). This school runs a number of vocational courses, including, to our knowledge, Europe’s only dedicated sign programme. This rounded curriculum includes everything from design, to fabrication, to painting and is all run in partnership with key industry employers.
We had 26 people participating in our workshop, a mixture of industry practitioners and school tutors. It was the first time we’d used water-based paints for a workshop, and the first time that Mike Meyer and David Kynaston had worked as a double act. Our wonderful hosts also lined up a full programme of extra-curricular activities for us, meaning that we got to see more than just the inside of the school. Thank you for inviting us over, here’s a little photographic documentation of the experience.
Last weekend I took the 7:09 train from Stratford to get up to Sudbury, Suffolk, for a workshop with traditional signwriter Wayne Tanswell. Along with fellow participant Neil we spent the day learning some signwriting skills from Wayne, chatting about letters and sharing plenty of tea and biscuits. Here’s a collection of photos from the day, click on the first one for a slideshow with commentary.