Noel’s Bio


Noel B. Weber has devoted his career to hand lettering and the craft of sign-making.

He was classically trained in Chicago at the Institute of Lettering & Design. While living in Denver in the 1970s he helped start an influential sign artist group called the Letterheads. Later, he moved to Idaho and founded Classic Design Studios – an award winning sign-shop in the heart of downtown Boise.

Noel continues to design for clients and share his expertise via creative workshops. Classic Design Studios continues to operate under the direction of his son. The Letterheads have grown into an international organization with more than 40,000 members. Their 40th reunion is scheduled for September 2015 at Cincinnati’s American Sign Museum.

The following is an excerpt of a piece on Noel originally published in “The Evening Class“, by Michael Guiellen:

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Ming Studios: A Man of Letters – 35 Year Retrospective – Recap



In February and March of 2015 Ming Studios featured a gallery retrospective of Noel Weber’s sign career. The Boise community had a unique opportunity to see 35 years of lettering, gilding, photos, signs and sketches. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the show.

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