Here are some wonderful samples from lettering artists Yvette Rutledge and Vince Mitchell.

Most of the work you see here is Yvette's commissioned work. Her forte is original letterstyles, and her published work is in collections all over the world such as the court seal, a retirement gift for a judge in Washington D.C., to calligraphy for a book by Barry Moser's Pennyroyal Press. Yvette is an accomplished calligrapher and teacher.

Vince still studies and learns much from Yvette's work and has gone on to be a continuing student and teacher of blackletter/gothic scripts. Vince's work is the last row, showcasing his new comic series exclusively done in blackletter.

If you are interested in a hand-lettered design or addressed envelopes for your wedding, stationery, or special occasion, please contact us at the email or phone number below for prices tailored to your particular event. We look forward to doing a special handlettered piece for you!

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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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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

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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

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