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Lettering fans should head down to DesignSpace London next week for Better Letters' Summer Showcase – a celebration of signwriting featuring original work from four of the talented Better Letters all-stars.

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Lettering fans should head down to SE1 next week for Lettering Agents and Signwriting Contractors Better Letters' celebration of signwriting. The Better Letters Summer Showcase features twelve hand-crafted originals created by a group of lettering and signwriting talent represented by Better Letters. The mastermind of Sam Roberts, Better Letters produces custom lettering for advertising and design, as well as providing production services for in situ signwriting.

Produced using oil-based paints on a variety of different mediums, the pieces on show demonstrate a diverse range of styles. The work on display is also featured on the new Better Letters website (including the first in a special series of specially designed 404 pages for anyone who might get lost).

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C, Harry Fieber, Utile

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Marco Donato, James Cooper, Dapper Signs

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Better Letters, Harry Fieber, Utile

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Better Letters, Mike Meyer

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Better Letters, David Kynaston

The four signwriters featured are James Cooper (Dapper Signs, Bristol) whose work has earned him a reputation among tattoo parlours and Harry Fieber (Utile Studio, London) who uses clean, bold forms and strong, contrasting palettes to deliver lettering that has a real impact. Many will have benefited from David Kynaston (North Wales) and his passion for classical forms, through one of his many hugely popular workshops organised by Better Letters.

Last but definitely not least, renowned Letterhead Mike Meyer (Mazeppa, Minnesota) has an instantly recognisable style, oozing wit and flair. Mike was featured in the film Sign Painters, and has passed on his wealth of experience to many people through his sell-out lettering workshops around the world.

Find out more about Better Letters here.

Better Letters Summer Showcase
13 June–28 July, open Mon–Fri 9:30am–5pm
Design Space London
20 Webber Street, London SE1 0QL.