Noel B. Weber – Boise, Idaho

Journeyman sign painter and original member of the Letterheads sign group

Noel is in London for the 2018 Letterheads meet. His talk on signs, designs, and the history of the Letterheads (for ticket-holders only) takes place on Saturday August 18 at 3pm.

Noel B. Weber is well-known in the sign industry and beyond for his outstanding reverse-glass gold leaf gilding work. He has also been awarded for the custom dimensional signage produced at Classic Design Studio, his shop in Boise, Idaho.

Noel graduated from Chicago’s Institute of Lettering and Design (‘71) and began his apprenticeship at Diamond Outdoor in Des Plaines, Illinois.

In 1973, Noel moved to Denver with his wife, Lucy. Continuing in the sign trade, he became a seminal influence on the Letterheads move-ment as one of the group’s original members.

In the 1980s Noel founded Classic Design Studio in Boise, Idaho. Classic’s client list includes Disney, Whole Foods Market, the City of Boise, and hundreds of small businesses. Noel’s work has been featured repeatedly in Signs of the Times, Sign Craft, and Sign Business, as well as recent editions of The Speedball Textbook. His glass-gilded art is part of the permanent collection at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. In 2018, Preservation Idaho awarded Noel the Scott Chandler Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship.

Noel and Lucy have three children and three grandchildren. He continues to work on signs at Classic Design Studio alongside his son, Noel Jr.

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