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LETTERHEADS 2016 AMSTERDAM

AUGUST 26 - AUGUST 28

We were delighted and honoured to be able organising and hosting this international Letterheads Meet last summer.

From all over the world a wonderful and fun group of passionate Sign painters, Pinstripers, Calligraphers and Pictorial artists gathered in Amsterdam to share their knowledge, to learn and to have fun with fellow sign painters. We’ve had a blast with this wonderful crowd. We hope everyone felt welcome and had fun!

 

SOME WORDS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

THURSDAY AUGUST 25

Opening night! The meet was officially opened with a casual get together at the old Heineken Brewery in the city center.

Our speakers:
Claire Parker (Design Bridge), Demelza van der Maas (Heineken), Piet Schreuders (Independent Graphic Designer, Ramiro Espinoza (Graphic and Type Designer), Mick Pollard (Traditional signwriter)

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 26

The first Workshop day of the meet. Workshops took place at various venue’s in Amsterdam. The main venue was the lovely Volkshotel, across the street we were also welcomed at The Studenthotel, a but further out our own Studio at the Veemarkt and last but not least Krux.

Lunch was provided by Volkshotel and delivered to all locations. The day ended with a much needed casual dinner at the Studenthotel.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 27

Day 2! Another day of awesome workshops taught by skilled leaders at the various locations. But besides the workshops there was more than enough to play around and practice with, the mural at the Heineken Experience, the mural at the Volkshotel, a Panel Jam area, various cars and windows were available to be used as a canvas.

After two days of hard labour at The Amsterdam Letterheads meet and another delicious dinner, everyone came together at Canvas on the 7th floor of the Volkshotel to celebrate the end of the courses at Typefest. Time to party, dance, chat and have a drink with old and new friends.

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 28

The closing day of the meet, after breakfast we started off with a boat tour from the hotel to cafe Roest. Bands playing, work made during the meet was exhibited, fresh panels, cars a.o. were painted on the spot, an auction for a good cause. Ending the day and meet with some dj grooves, fish & chips and a cold beer.

 

sponsored and supported by:

Workshop leaders

Opperbaas signpainters

CASUAL & GOTHIC LETTERING | Damon Styer

WINDOW SPLASH | Mike Meyer

DISTRESSING SIGNS | Rick Janzen

CLASSIC SHOPFRONTS | Mick Pollard

POSTER EXPERIMENT | High on Type

DYNAMIC PICTORIALS | Elaine Wallis & Noella Cotnam

LETTERING DECORATION | Colin Dundas

TRUCK LETTERING | Jeff Devey

CALLIGRAPHY | Brody Neuenschwander

LETTER CARVING | Janno Hahn

GOLD LEAF TECHNIQUES | Josh Luke & Meredith Kasabian

HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE | Nancy Bennett

VOLKSHOTEL MURAL | Nancy Bennett

ROMAN – COPPERPLATE | David Kynaston

LETTERING COMPOSITION | Pierre Tardif

CHALKBOARD | Cheryl McLean

SURFACE GILDING | Ash & Sarah Bishop

CHROME LETTERING | Jeff Devey

3D SIGNS | Manfred Didier & Marcus Goebels

FONT DESING | Jeroen Klaver

PINSTRIPING | Pekka Mannermaa

CASUAL SCRIPT | Jeff Marshall

FILETEADO | Gustavo Ferrari

 

Sponsors & suppliers

thanks for your support

Sign Plus magazine
Eisma mediagroep
SIBON organisatie voor binnen- en buitenreclame
Handover Brushes Paints & Sundries
Sign Painters’ 1 Shot
Lion Art, your airbrush & pinstripe store
Adobe Nederland
Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie
Textieldrukkerij Brezo
Canon Nederland
DesignBridge
Duller&Co
Heineken Collection Foundation
Heineken Experience
Linova Verf & Bladgoud
Volkshotel
Roest
Go! Paint
Superette Milieuvriendelijke zeefdrukkerij
SAN Coatings
Drukkerij Jan de Jong