We were recently mentioned in Seth Kugel's informative and kind New York Times Frugal Traveler's blog on New Orleans, Jan. 22, 2013. You can view it at this link: NYTimes.com Blog
Mystic Blue Signs opened our shop on Magazine Street in 1996, but we have been specializing in hand lettering and illustration since 1973.
New Orleans has such inspiring architecture and history that it's a natural location for a hand-painted sign shop. We use traditional methods and materials and we draw everything by hand, from logos to lettering to illustration. We hand-cut, hand-carve, hand-paint. We use wood, metal, special sign paint and sign painters' quills, flats and fitches. We use real 23 karat gold leaf sheets on signs and glass transom numbers. We even paint scenes and signs on the sides of buildings. And we ship signs all over the world.
For the last seven years, Mystic Blue has hosted regular art shows in our gallery, featuring local
artists. We sell prints, paintings, posters, signs, stained-glass, jewelry and objets d'art
made by our artists. Studio/Gallery hours are Tues thru Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-3pm.
Hand-writing demo by Yvette at WWL Channel 4 for National Hand-Writing Day.
Designing Organically: this class will meet for two 3-hour sessions TBA. The cost will be $100 with materials included. Interested students should contact Eve or Vince for specific times. Please call (504) 525-4691 for more details.
Tutoring: tutoring sessions in handwriting to improve penmanship, tailored to the individual student. Tutoring sessions are 1-1/2 hours.
Font Club will have a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a font, Saturday, December 21 at 3pm. Call us at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.
Font Club normally meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Also you can visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design events and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans School of Art and Craft offers classes in all styles of art-making, including calligraphy. They can be reached directly at (504) 944-7900. For more info visit www.NOLAArtandCraft.com
NOLAA is a non-profit organization whose monthly meetings are mini-workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques, well worth the $25 per year membership fee. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org for more info.
We are proud to have an exhibit of Claire's photographs in the gallery. The images present the abandoned structures of the former Six Flags Amusement Park, altered through her unique perspective.
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