Chronology of Lettering Walks

This is a list of all of the lettering walks I have led or co-led since the beginning of Legacy of Letters in 1997. There are additional cities that I have not led walks in, but have the capability to do so. They include Amsterdam, Baltimore, Berlin, Leiden, London, Mainz, Montreal, New Orleans, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rochester (New York), and Tulsa. I have led walks for institutions, organizations, design schools, businesses and individuals. For more information about my lettering walks or to schedule one email me at paulshaw@nyc.rr.com.

1997
Italy—Rome and Florence [for Legacy of Letters]

Inscription on the Arch of Sixtus V

Inscription on the Triumphal Arch of Sixtus V (1585) at Largo Sisto V (on the northeastern side of the Stazione Termini), Rome.

Coat-of-arms of Almerici de Almericis (1473). On the wall of the courtyard of the Bargello, Florence.

Detail of coat-of-arms of Almerici de Almericis (1473). On a wall of the courtyard of the Museo Nazionale di Bargello, Florence.

1998
Italy—Rome and Florence [for Legacy of Letters]

Detail of the facade of the House of Lorenzo Manilio

Detail of the facade of the House of Lorenzo Manilio (1476), Rome.

sculpture detail in Museo del Duomo, Florence.

Detail of scroll from the sculpture of the Prophet Obadiah by Nanni di Bartolo (1422) in Museo del Duomo, Florence.

1999
Italy—Rome and Florence [for Legacy of Letters]

Acqua Felice, Rome.

Inscription on the Acqua Felice (1586), Rome.

Detail of flood marker (1557), Oltrarno, Florence.

Detail of flood marker (1557), Oltrarno, Florence.

2000
Italy—Tuscany (Arezzo, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra) [for Legacy of Letters]

Coats-of-Arms on the facade of the Palazzo della Biblioteca di Arezzo.

Coats-of-Arms on the facade of the Palazzo Pretorio (now the Palazzo della Biblioteca di Arezzo), Arezzo.

Inscription (1233) on the facade of the Duomo, Lucca.

Inscription (1233) on the facade of the Duomo, Lucca.

Spolia (reused stones) on the side of the Cattedrale, Pisa.

Spolia (reused stones) on the side of the Cattedrale, Pisa.

2005
New York (Upper East Side) [for TypeCon]
New York (Morningside Heights & Midtown) [for Type Directors Club]

Engine Company 22 and Ladder Company 13, FDNY. Upper East Side.

Engine Company 22 and Ladder Company 13, FDNY, 159 East 85 Street, New York.

Detail of inlaid brass inscriptional letters in vestibule of Avery Library, Columbia University.

Detail of inlaid brass inscriptional letters in vestibule of Avery Library, Columbia University.

2006
Boston [for TypeCon]
New York (Midtown) [for Tiffany’s]
New York (Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn Heights) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Midtown & Tribeca) [for Type Directors Club]

Atlas Stores, Boston.

Atlas Stores (1888), Boston.

2007
New York (Midtown) [for GEL Conference]
New York (Bronx)
New York (Brooklyn Downtown & Heights) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Inwood & Washington Heights) [for Type Directors Club]

Addeo & Sons Bakery, Belmont neighborhood, Bronx, New York.

Addeo & Sons Bakery, Belmont neighborhood, Bronx, New York.

Beattie Used Car Sales Corp., Inwood neighborhood, Manhattan, New York.

Beattie Used Car Sales Corp., Inwood neighborhood, Manhattan, New York.

2008
Boston (downtown) [for MassArt]
Buffalo [for TypeCon Buffalo]
New York (Forest Hills) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Upper East Side & Midtown) [for APHA New York]
New York (Midtown east) [for Society of Fellows, American Academy at Rome]
New York (Noho, Soho & The Bowery)
New York (Sunnyside to Kew Gardens)
New York (East Side and East Harlem) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Hunters Point to Williamsburg) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (South Bronx) [for Lahti University of Applied Science]

Detail of Prudentia artwork on facade of The Catholic Center, Buffalo.

Detail of Prudentia artwork on facade of The Catholic Center, Buffalo. Formerly the Buffalo Courier-Express Building (1930).

Repetti, Hunters Point neighborhood, Queens, New York.

Repetti, Hunters Point neighborhood, Queens, New York.

2009
Atlanta [for TypeCon]
New York (Myrtle Avenue El) [for Transit Museum]
New York (Crown Heights & Bedford-Stuyvesant)
New York (Dumbo) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (L train) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (South Bronx)

Detail of inscription at base of statue (1932) of Tom Watson, formerly on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta.

Detail of inscription at base of statue (1932) of Tom Watson, formerly on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta.

Detail of sign Carroll Hardware, Crown Heights neighborhood, Brooklyn, New York.

Detail of Carroll Hardware sign, Crown Heights neighborhood, Brooklyn, New York.

2010
Boston (Back Bay) & Cambridge [for MassArt]
Italy—Padua, Venice, Rimini, Ravenna, Aquileia, Verona, Vicenza [for Legacy of Letters]
Los Angeles (Hollywood) [for TypeCon]
Los Angeles (downtown) [for TypeCon]
New York (Midtown) [for Creative Week: TDC and The One Club]
New York (Flatiron & Union Square) [for Creative Week: TDC and The One Club]
New York (along the L train line) [for Cooper Union]
New York (Harlem & South Bronx) [for Wichita State University]
New York (Greenwich Village & Soho) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Staten Island) [for Type Directors Club]

Rite-Way Dry Cleaners hours of operation sign. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Rite-Way Dry Cleaners hours of operation sign. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Detail of inscription (1446) on the Castello Sismondo, Rimini.

Detail of inscription (1446) on the Castello Sismondo, Rimini.

Detail of the neon sign for the Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown Los Angeles.

Detail of the neon sign for the Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown Los Angeles.

Sign for Carlo's Lite-Mover in Harlem.

Sign for Carlo’s Lite-Mover in Harlem.

2011
New York (Midtown South) [for Creative Week]
New York (Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn Heights) [for Savannah College of Art & Design]
New York (Fort Greene & Clinton Hill) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Greenwich Village) [for Type Directors Club]

Detail of neon sign for French Garment Cleaners Co., Fort Greene neighborhood, Brooklyn.

Detail of neon sign for French Garment Cleaners Co., Fort Greene neighborhood, Brooklyn.

2012
Boston (Longwood) [for MassArt]
Chicago [for AIGA Chicago]
Italy—Milano, Parma, Venice, Padua, Verona, Rovereto, Aquileia [for Legacy of Letters]
New Haven
New York (Midtown East) [for Creative Week]
New York (Bushwick & East Williamsburg) [for CooperType]
New York (Tribeca & Civic Center) [for Ringling School of Art]
New York (Jackson Heights) [for Type Directors Club]

Detail of lettering on Carbide & Carbon Building (1929), Chicago.

Detail of lettering on Carbide & Carbon Building (1929), Chicago.

Bar Teatro, Rovereto, Italy.

Bar Teatro, Rovereto.

Transom sign for The Traymore (1916), New Haven.

Transom sign for The Traymore apartment building (1916), New Haven.

Auto shop, Bushwick neighborhood, Brooklyn.

Auto shop, Bushwick neighborhood, Brooklyn.

2013
Italy—Milano, Verona, Venice, Veneto (Bassano del Grappa) [for Legacy of Letters]
Los Angeles (downtown)
New York (Tribeca) [for Pratt TDC Club]
New York (Tribeca) [for Creative Week]
New York (Greenpoint & Long Island City) [for  École de Communication Visuelle]
New York (East Bronx) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Woodhaven & Richmond) [for Type Directors Club]
Portland, Oregon [for TypeCon]

Detail of the facade of S. Zeno (1117), Verona.

Detail of the Romanesque facade of S. Zeno (1117), Verona.

Sign  covered in stickers, downtown Los Angeles.

Sign covered in stickers, downtown Los Angeles.

Benj. Michelson Jeweler, Woodhaven neighborhood, Queens, New York.

Benj. Michelson Jeweler, Woodhaven neighborhood, Queens, New York.

Portland Outdoor Store, Portland, Oregon.

Portland Outdoor Store, Portland, Oregon.

2014
Los Angeles (downtown) [for APHA Southern California chapter]
New York (Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn)
New York (Lower East Side) [for Pratt TDC Club]
New York (Washington Heights & Harlem) [for École de Communication Visuelle]
New York (Dutch Kills to Astoria) [for Type Directors Club]
Philadelphia [for University of the Arts]

Suzette, downtown Los Angeles.

Terrazzo lettering of Suzette, downtown Los Angeles.

Detail of inscription on facade of Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, Astoria, Queens, New York.

Detail of inscription on facade of Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church (1930), Astoria, Queens, New York.

A.L. Levis (est. 1896), Philadelphia.

A.L. Levis (est. 1896), Philadelphia.

2015
Copenhagen
Denver [for TypeCon]
Italy—Milano, Parma, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, Veneto [for Legacy of Letters]
New York (Little Italy & Lower East Side) [for École de Communication Visuelle]
New York (Bushwick) [for Type Directors Club]
New York (Upper West Side) [for University of Tampa]
New York (Dumbo) [for Etsy]

Krogs Fiskerestaurant, Copenhagen.

Krogs Fiskerestaurant (est. 1910), Copenhagen.

Shelby's Bar & Grill, Denver. Detail of neon sign.

Shelby’s Bar & Grill, Denver. Detail of neon sign.

Criptoportico Romano, Verona, Italy.

Criptoportico Romano, Vicenza.

National Leather Manufacturing Co., Dumbo neighborhood, Brooklyn.

National Leather Manufacturing Co., Inc., Dumbo neighborhood, Brooklyn.

2016
New York (Financial District and Staten Island) [for École de Communication Visuelle]
New York (North Bronx) [for Type Directors Club]
Newark [for Legacy of Letters]
San Francisco [for Northern California Chapter, American Printing History Association]
Seattle [for TypeCon]
Pasadena, California [for American Printing History Association]
Newark [for Type Directors Club]

Ambassador Apartments (1932), St. George, Staten Island, New York City.

Ambassador Apartments (1932), St. George, Staten Island, New York City.

Newark City Subway terra-cotta signage (c.1938). Newark, New Jersey.

Newark City Subway terracotta signage (c.1938). Newark, New Jersey.

S&B Grocery, San Francisco.

S&B Grocery, San Francisco.

Detail of sidewalk tile sign for the Lippy Building, Seattle.

Detail of sidewalk tile sign for the Lippy Building, Seattle.

St. Andrew's School, Pasadena, California.

St. Andrew’s School (1949), Pasadena, California.

2017
New York (North Bronx) [for École de Communication Visuelle]
New York (Bushwick) [for University of the West of England, Bristol]

Trabajamos Head Start (Bronx, New York). Photo by Paul Shaw 2017.

Trabajamos Head Start, The Bronx, New York.