I’ve always wondered how these signs get painted.
It turns out it’s just talented freehand

-Reddit.com user halps32 (see post here)


Information and Locations

Better Letters organises practical, fun and creative hand-lettering workshops. These provide the opportunity to learn from leading figures in the world’s signwriting/lettering community.

I am involved in a number of workshops throughout Europe, where you can find me sharing my passion.

View my current Workshop details and buy tickets or if you would like to find out more information please follow the link below.


Illustration and Lettering (21 – 22 April 2018)


Illustration and Lettering (28 – 29 April 2018)


Cheryl McLean | My Story


Award Winning Blackboard Artist

From the time I learnt to read and write, I have had a love of beautiful lettering; this, inspired by my architect grandfather who mesmerised me as a child, as I watched him create beautiful copperplate lettering with pen and ink.

I studied to enter the world of signwriting, back in the 90’s, and started my own business mostly doing hand-painted signage on shop windows. I was never more happy than with a brush in hand!!

The requests for handwritten blackboards began coming in and Blackboard Art was born. Every job became a work of art with bright illustrations and colourful lettering and the trend nowadays is more of a streamlined sophistication, with minimal illustration.

Check out some of my work

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