Noel B. Weber’s new book is called A Sign Painter’s Sketchbook. It has over 150 pages of pencil sketches, collected from Noel’s 45 year sign painting career. A Sign Painter’s Sketchbook is an instant keepsake for anyone interested in lettering, typography, graphic design, and sign painting.
Currently available for pre-order:
(Ships March 2019)
“This book of beautifully rendered art will be a wealthy source of knowledge for years to come.” – David Adrian Smith
“In your hands, reader, you hold an intimate and personal gift, one usually reserved for a small audience: the development drawings which reveal the artist’s own process of creation.” – Mark Oatis, An Original Letterhead, Creative Director of YESCO
“Noel’s book is amazing. He appears to be so faithful to the period he’s working with, but it is such original work and the details are always so inventive. The execution of course, is flawless.” – Carl Rohrs, Calligrapher and Lettering Artist
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.