Once a year usually around October/November, signwriters from all over New Zealand are joined, when pandemics permit, by Australians, and one or two Americans and the odd European, to participate in the annual family brushfest known as ‘Letterheads’.
At these events artisans and craftspeople from the various disciplines of signmaking congregate to share their wealth of knowledge with anyone who is prepared to watch, listen, learn or experiment. It is in this way that an appreciation for the traditional craft of signmaking is passed on from the elder statesmen to the present practitioners to ensure that these arts and crafts are not lost to the digital age, and to this end all people with an artistic mind, an artistic hope or an artistic skill are welcome to register and attend.
With the slow return back to normality and the strong desire to not only stay safe but relinquish COVID-19 to history, we’re building from a base of back-to-basics and keeping things affordable.
Our host this year is Clinton Potter of Red Star Signs in Hamilton. Clinton has attended a few Letterheads events in NZ, with his first being the Te Awamutu event back in 2013. This will be the first Letterheads meet that Clinton has hosted but hopefully not the last.
You need to be aware that the size of the signshop in Hamilton is likely to see a limit placed on the registration numbers, so make a point of staying in touch.
More information regarding this event will be made available on this page and through the Letterheads New Zealand Facebook page.
The Letterheads Venue is:
Red Star Signs,
15 Empire Street,
24th Annual Letterheads will commence at 9.00am on Friday the 15th and conclude around 3.00pm on Sunday the 17th of October 2021