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 10:30am-5pm and Sat 10:30am-3pm.
We were 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
Hand-writing demo by Yvette at WWL Channel 4 for National Hand-Writing Day.
* Please register on the website (members and non-members) if you will attend the meeting so we can plan for the number of participants. www.neworleanscalligraphy.org
Tutoring The Center also offers private tutoring sessions in handwriting for people who are frustrated with their penmanship. A more relaxed approach than our formal class, tailored to the individual student, tutoring sessions are 1-1/2 hours.
Special Projects 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!
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Font Club will meet June 20th, Saturday at 3pm. Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs will give a presentation on alphabet design for type at FontClub. There will be a work session after the presentation.
Font Club is a free informal group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. We usually have a presentation followed by a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.Fontlab font editors
Visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 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. For more information visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org
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
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.