Recent NYTimes blog mention:

We were recently mentioned in Seth Kugel's informative and kind New York Times Frugal Traveler's blog on New Orleans. You can view it at this link: NYTimes.com Blog

The Studio & Gallery

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.




We also do a considerable amount of Documents, Marriage Certificates, Wedding Invitations, Murals, Portraits and Illustrations. Here are some samples of our work. Call us at (504)525-4691 if you would like us to help you with that special project!



Document

by Yvette Rutledge

Marriage Certificate

by Yvette Rutledge

Mural

by Yvette & Vince


Illustration by Vince Mitchell

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Font Club

Font Club will meet April 19th, Saturday at 3pm. This Font Club meeting will have a presentation by stationer, graphic designer and teacher Nancy Collins on monograms. Nancy recently published The Complete Engraver, and has taught graphic design at Loyola University and Delgado Community College in New Orleans. She does workshops at Hermann-Grima House, and is also director of special projects for AIGA New Orleans. From 1978 to 2004, Nancy owned and operated the graphic design firm Nancy Feldman studio in New York City with clients that included Waterford Wedgewood, Clinique, Revlon and the Museum of Modern Art. Visit her website at www.nancy sharoncollinsstationer.com

After the presentation there will be a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Call Vince 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.

NOLAA

New Orleans Lettering Arts Association will meet on Saturday, May 10, at 10am at the Jefferson Public Library on West Napoleon to elect officers for the coming year. 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. For more info visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org

NOLA School of Art & Crafts

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

Photography by Claire Hassig

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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