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The Studio & Gallery

Tue to Thu ... 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri to Sat ..... 10:30am - 3pm
Sun & Mon ... CLOSED

Mystic Blue Signs opened on Magazine Street in 1997, 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.

Since 2003, 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.

1997 - 2024   Celebrating 27 years

Illustration by Vince

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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

Poem in the Elephant Pool
at Audubon Zoo

by Yvette & Vince

Mystic Blue Signs in the News!

WWNO 89.9 FM

Yvette was interviewed for All Things New Orleans (a WWNO radio talkshow) by Joe Shriner on various subjects concerning sign painting and hand lettering in New Orleans. You can listen to it at this link:

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

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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.

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

Font Club

Font Club will meet on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 from 3pm-6pm with Pen Yoga in the 1st hour and a work session in Type Design in the 2nd and 3rd hour. We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more info: call Vince or Yvette at (504)525-4691

AIGA New Orleans

Graphic design info and events


New Orleans Lettering Arts Association has workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

NOAFA offers art classes including calligraphy

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