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 eight 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.

New York Times

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: Blog

Hand-writing demo by Yvette at WWL Channel 4 for National Hand-Writing Day.

New Gifts at Mystic

Visit our store in New Orleans on Magazine Street or check our website for new items that make great gifts!

To register, call Eve or Vince at (504)525-4691

Daily News at Mystic Blue Signs

   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!


by Yvette Rutledge

Marriage Certificate

by Yvette Rutledge


by Yvette & Vince

Mystic Blue Signs   (504)525-4691

Studio/Gallery Hours:
Tues to Fri ... 10:30am-5pm
Sat ................ 10:30am-3pm
Sun & Mon .... CLOSED

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The Center for the Lettering Arts was established in 2010 as a resource to encourage the use of hand lettering as an expressive art, and to promote its use through collaboration in graphic design and printing.

We offer classes and workshops in hand lettering, organize lectures and workshops for student groups and host exhibits in our gallery.

Font Club

Font Club will meet Saturday, September 17th at 3pm. This meeting will be a work session. Font Club is a free informal group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information. §

AIGA New Orleans

Visit for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.


The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association (NOLAA) 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

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) 949-1525. For more info visit

Illustration by Vince Mitchell

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