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‘A Type Thing’ is a new quarterly lettering meet-up presented by Melbourne based lettering collective, General Type Co, in collaboration with Work-Shop. 

The aim of these meet-ups is to bring type enthusiasts from all backgrounds together to exchange ideas, knowledge and share their love of letters. Each themed session will be hosted by a guest artist, who will give a short presentation on their progression as a lettering artist, sharing tips, tricks and tools of the trade, and presenting an activity/ challenge for guests to participate in. 

With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ and hands-on experimentation, a range of art materials will be provided for each session. If you have any favourite materials that you’re working with, we encourage you to bring those along to experiment with and share with others. 

Whether you’re a practising lettering artist, graphic designer, or simply have a ‘thing’ for letters, we encourage you to come along for a fun night of lettering and learning with like-minded people. 

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We’re excited to have iconic Melbourne sign painter Larry Stammers of Sign Vision hosting the second instalment of A Type Thing, presenting his take on the theme ‘Casual’.

Establishing his sign painting business in 1981 (back when every sign was painted by hand with a mahl stick and sable hair brush), Larry has seen a lot of changes in the industry during his career. Passionate about keeping traditional hand lettering techniques alive, Larry still paints signs by hand today and is inspiring the next generation of sign painters by running regular workshops at his studio in Ivanhoe.

In this session, Larry will talk about how he got started, the early days of signwriting and show various tools of the trade, followed by a short tutorial demonstrating casual lettering. Participants will then have the chance to pick up a brush and get lettering! Larry will offer tips, tricks and advice throughout the evening, so whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned sign painter, you’re sure to get plenty out of this ‘casual’ session!

Beware, signwriting can be addictive, and you will attract many admirers!         

You can check out more of Larrys work on Instagram @signvision_melbourne

What you'll get

  • Insights and ideas from some of Australia’s (and the world’s) most influential lettering artists.
  • Assorted materials; including brushes, paint, paper and consumables
  • Beer, cider and snacks!
  • Good times

what to bring

  • A love of letters!
  • Bring along any materials you’d like to experiment with / share with others


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.