Sign painting, sign and lettering events can be submitted for listing via or on the submissions page. See these posts for reviews of past events, including Letterheads meets.

Conferences, Letterheads, and Socials

Bristol: Letter Luvvers, monthly dates

High Springs FL: Walldogs, 22–26 March

Sydney: Signpainters Paint Jam, 25–26 March

'Swirling' painted in fairground lettering style.
Letterheads at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in March 2023. Panel by Mark Gill, who apprenticed with the late great Fred Fowle.

Milford Lifton, Devon: Letterheads at Dingles, 24–25 March

Paris: ATypI, 9–14 May

New York: Typographics, 16–17 June

Copenhagen: Burds of the Brush, 22–25 June

Christchurch: Letterheads New Zealand, 29 September–1 October

Sydney: Australian Letterheads, 13–15 October

Workshops and Courses

Some workshops and courses happen regularly, so these are given as links to their respective listings pages, following by other individual classes.

Rolling Workshops and Courses

Los Angeles: Sign Graphics at LA Trade Tech

Various Locations: Sign Painting and Gilding with Mike Meyer

White Waltham, Maidenhead: Sign Painting, Gilding, and Fairground Art with Joby Carter

Torquay, Devon: Gilding with David A. Smith

Online / Los Angeles: Lettering, Layout and Other Topics with Smart Alex Signs

Portland OR: Sign Painting with Bryan Yonki

Cincinnati: Sign Crafting Saturday at the American Sign Museum

Bruges: Courses and workshops with the European Lettering Institute

Other Workshops and Courses

Redfern NSW: Introduction to Brush Lettering, 8 April

Glasgow: Beginners Signwriting Workshop, 15–16 April, and 13–14 May

Leeds: Introduction to Casual Lettering, 16 April

Melbourne: Introduction to Sign Painting, 16 April

Lettering Tricks & Techniques workshop, online with Ken Barber.

Online: Lettering Tricks & Techniques, 29–30 April

Ardington, Oxfordshire: Frenchic Furniture Painting, 31 May

London: City & Guilds Summer School, including Lettering in Stone, 3–7 June, Gilding and Verre Églomisé, 3–7 or 10–14 July, and Stone Carving for Beginners, 10–14 or 17–21 July

Penland NC: Brush Lettering and Sign Painting, 18–30 June


Dublin: Grand Stuff: Label Art from Ireland, to 26 March

San Francisco: Complete Machine — Lauren Rose D'Amato, to 2 April

Philadelphia: Ink and Brush: The beauty and spirit of Japanese calligraphy, to 30 April

Los Angeles: Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany, to 23 July

New York: Made in Japan: 20th-Century Poster Art, to 10 September 2023

Billboard designs by Leo Sievert to advertise the attractions of Capitola-by-the-Sea.

Capitola CA: Capitola - Signs of the Times, to 31 December

Ditchling: Signs of the Seaside, 29 April–3 September

New York: Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols, 13 May–2 September


San Francisco: Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest [Also available as an online experience]

Las Vegas: Brilliant!

Talks, Tours and Screenings

Online: Ghostsigns Walking Tours, ongoing

Cincinnati: Neonworks Demonstrations, ongoing

Online / Cincinnati: Cincinnati Ballpark Signs, 23 March

Fading painted sign on a brick wall.
Zubelda Cigarettes ghost sign from the Polk Street Ghost Sign Walking Tour

San Francisco: Polk Street Ghost Sign Walking Tour, 25 and 26 March, and 1 April

Online: Letters from Buenos Aires, 28 March

San Francisco: Inventing the Alphabet: Origin Stories to Forensic Evidence, 20 April

London: Letter Exchange Lectures, featuring leading lettering artists, calligraphers, letter cutters and designers, monthly until 14 June

Past Event Reviews

Event Previews & Reviews on Better Letters Magazine
Previews and reviews of of sign painting and lettering events.
Letterheads Meets on Better Letters Magazine
Reviews, photo galleries, and films of Letterheads meets.