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Lettering in Public

Lettering in Public
by Katherine Montalto

Last Saturday (April 25) at Signal-Return Press Jordan and Kelly of Golden Sign Company did a hand lettering demonstration to close out the Lettering in Public show on displayed there since March 21. The audience, many of them part of the ArtX Detroit Gallery Crawl, gathered around the front window of the shop to watch the artists share their techniques.  Nick Tobier, curator of the Lettering in Public show was also on hand to discuss the art.

Lettering in Public was a collection of work exploring the notion of public letters, words, images and messages. Artists include Ocelot Collective (Detroit) The Golden Sign Company (Detroit), Eno Laget (Detroit), Erica Walker (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Hannah Smotrich (Ann Arbor), Endi Poskovic (Ann Arbor) Jessica Kricmark / Gratiot + Riopelle (Detroit), Kim Beck (Pittsburgh)

Check out more events at Signal Return in the coming months including: Anna Clark Book (Michigan Literary Luminaries) Launch Party Saturday May 30th 6:30-9:30pm. Motor Signal, a monthly reading series that jolts the poetry and prose reading out of its conventional form. Open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. Motor Signal: Imaginary Worlds Thursday May 21 7:00-8:30pm, Motor Signal: Belonging Thursday June 18 7:00-8:30PM, Motor Signal: Identities Thursday July 16 7:00-8:30pm. find more info at

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