The Language of Signs
Mike Meyer is painting the world in full colour, one letter at a time
It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.
It’s all I’m ever going to do.
- Mike Meyer on sign painting
Is there a place for hand-lettered designs in the digital world? We say YES. But to Mike Meyer, the man behind Better Letters, the answer doesn’t seem to matter. It’s all he knows and boy, is he the best there is.
So here’s what we love about people who are at the top of their field. Despite their success, what they gain pure joy from is not getting admiration or accolades, but being able to share their craft, to hand down their expertise to curious lifelong learners. Mike and his trademark handlebar moustache, for example, have traveled the world, bringing the gospel of hand lettering everywhere from Amsterdam to Zurich, to anyone interested to pick up a brush and make art out of letters.
For them, the chance to teach might give even more pleasure than knowing that they can “make something nice and people knew it”. As Mike himself put it, “The biggest compliment is when somebody comes up and says, “Can you show me how to do what you do?”
Mike was really fun and great to have as a teacher. Tons of experience and heaps of fun stories which makes the day go by quickly! Totally recommend this class for beginners or those want a great overview for each of the different lettering styles. The Work-Shop crew were great and super welcoming as well! - Valerie
This was an awesome day learning from Mike. He is such a good guy and very entertaining. I learnt so much and am definitely inspired to continue practicing. The day is run really well and Hayley is very hospitable. - Mark
If you’re a fan of Mike’s work or simply curious about the art of hand-crafted signs, you have a chance to join him this month in Melbourne and Sydney! Links below.
Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop (Melbourne)
Where: Work-Shop Melbourne, 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
When: Sunday, 27th October 2019, 10:00AM to 5:00PM (7.0 hours)
Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop (Sydney)
Where: Work-Shop Sydney, Cnr Cleveland St, Eveleigh St, Redfern NSW 2016
When: Sunday, 20th October 2019, 10:00AM to 5:00PM (7.0 hours)
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