Even as a kid, creativity felt boundless when I worked with my hands.
I could draw, transform a lump of clay, or carve something neat from a tree branch. Yet, it was my hand-lettering ability that quickly brought in my first commissions when every boy in the neighborhood asked me to sear their name into their baseball mitt with my woodburning pen.
From that point on, I never looked back. My first career job had me hand-setting headline type for an advertising agency on a now-defunct darkroom machine called a phototypositor. Then came years of marker comps and headline specs — and finally, the game-changing Mac. Through the decades, I reached the upper ranks of my profession, designed for clients with seemingly limitless budgets and enjoyed total creative freedom as a creative director.
Enter my love for old signs. Generations ago, sign writers were a busy, sought-after bunch, but the heyday of their hand-lettered art was no match for the rising tide of digital sign-making technology. Nutmegger Workshop was created to celebrate the alluring charm of this long-forgotten art form. It is our mission to offer the finest period offerings and original designs — handcrafted works of typographic art that add unique personality to any well-designed space.