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).