Once again we get ready to celebrate the art of signmaking in New Zealand our twenty fifth staging of Letterheads in this country.

The Letterheads movement originated in Denver, Colorado USA in 1975 by a group of sign shop apprentices and sign artists; Rick Flores, John Frazier, Bob Mitchell, Mark Oatis, Mike Rielly, Earl Vehill, Mike Author, Joe Tedesco, Jim Schultz and Noel Weber. The term "Letterheads" was coined by Earl Vehill. Chris Field of Auckland staged this country’s first event back in 1998 at his Mt Wellington sign shop.

Over the years Letterheads hosts in New Zealand have been pleased to welcome to our shores artisans from the USA and Australia. As this part of the world reaches COVID-19 vaccination thresholds and the border rules become more relaxed, we fervently hope that we once again can host these aficionados to Godzone for our Letterheads event.

As in previous years we will welcome youngsters and new comers to our ranks who are eager to learn from the craftsmen who attend. They will practice and hone the skills they learn and, in time, pass on these new skillsets to others eager to learn.

Our host this year is Duncan Rourke of Sign Foundry in Wellington. Duncan has gratefully accepted the challenge put to him by staff member and avid Letterheads attendee, Lydia Reeve who attended her first Letterhead meet many years ago, with her mother, as a teenager, (such is the allure of paint!) to host the event and thankfully Duncan accepted the challenge.

More information regarding the silver anniversary of Letterheads will be made available on this page and through the Letterheads New Zealand Facebook page.

The Letterheads Venue is:

Sign Foundry,
483 Hutt Road,
Wellington 5010

Lydia Reeve and Duncan Rourke

The 25th Annual Letterheads will commence at 9.00am on Friday the 21st and conclude around 3.00pm on Sunday the 23 of October 2022