Cutout/Illustrated Signs

Mystic Blue artists do not use clip art, though we are familiar with the techniques used by the great advertising artists of previous eras.

We like to create characters, which come to life in cut-out forms as hanging signs or sidewalk mascots. Grammy Gayle and Django the gypsy cat are drawn in the graphic style with bold flat areas of color.

The toucan from the Snoshak and the opera house alligator are graphics contained within a regular shape, while 'Make me up' is all Hollywood glamour.

We also do more realistic illustration styles like the 19th-century Romantic style portrait of Marie Laveau done for a French Quarter bar, and Tarzan wrestling the alligator, who is a photo opportunity made for a local museum.

Our artists have designed and painted illustrated menus for many restaurants--either realistic or whimsical-- and cut-out coffee cups are practically an icon in caffeine country.

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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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