Custom Tours

Custom lettering tours of a few hours or several days can be designed for companies, design studios, design schools, arts organizations, historical societies or other groups. Past tours have included New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Rome, Florence and Venice; and tours are available for Philadelphia, New Haven, Providence, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon) and Seattle in the United States; and London, Amsterdam, Leyden and Milano in Europe. With sufficient time for advance planning, tours can be arranged for other cities as well. Contact Paul Shaw at for more information.

Walking Tour of Chicago: an update

The lettering tour of the Magnificent Mile and The loop in Chicago was sold out within two hours, before I could even properly post an announcement of it. The tour itself was equally a success. We met at the Chicago Water Tower (William W. Boyington, 1869) and, after a brief look at the Fourth Presbyterian Church (Ralph Adams Cram, 1914), walked south along Michigan Avenue to The Loop, stopping to discuss the Allerton …
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