It’s all on again, where we get together to SHARE, INSPIRE and EXCITE. Fine Signs in Petone, Wellington, bottom of the north island is where this year’s event will be held, stunning harbour views across the to the bays, local hospitality and the scene is set for one of the most inspiring industry events of the year, so forget about computers and just experiment, learn and play with all things letters at Letterheads 2016.
Signwriting as a trade is made up of many different elements, good design, technical expertise and creativity... in short Craftsmanship. We use many different tools to make our creations; pencils, design software, printers, cutters, routers and traditional hand techniques. The brush is also a tool like all the rest, it has it’s place in today’s quality sign shop alongside the cutter and printer. The idea is not only to have fun with traditional techniques, but to promote it to signwriters and apprentices the idea of applying traditional signage techniques to today’s signmaking and making it part of their future.
Signwriting can be utilised in various ways like signwriting large letters on brick or tilt slab buildings, hand cutting 3 dimensional letters, painting artwork/designs onto acrylic painted surfaces, gold leaf glass work, all techniques regularly used by “quality “sign shops. Bring along your apprentice as the skills and knowledge learnt at this event become envaluable, not only to them, but will only benefit your business offering that extra specialist service, giving you the competitive edge over your local competition, not to mention assisting your apprentice in becoming true craftsmen.
So lets get back to basics and have a lot of fun with friends old and new. Come along, check out what Letterheads 2016 has to offer and enjoy a great fun few days sharing techniques, learning new skills, or simply kicking back with like-minded signies.