Noel B. Weber’s new book is called A Sign Painter’s Sketchbook. It’s filled with sign designs, layouts and lettering inspiration. The book is available on Kickstarter until December 17, 2019. The link is: signpainterbook.com
“This book of beautifully rendered art will be a wealthy source of knowledge for years to come.” – Dave Smith
“The new book of his beautiful pencil sketches is to me the new Atkinson… Go out and get it.” – Ash Bishop
“An amazing body of work that has inspired so many artists around the world from all walks of life.” – Will Lynes
“An incredible asset and gift to the craft. I’m very grateful for it.” – Ken Davis
“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
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.