Brush lettering at UPPERCASE

Calgary friends: I’ll be offering a special 4-hour brush lettering workshop at UPPERCASE Magazine on Sun. Sept. 30.

Sign up here:

Please spread the word to anyone interested. Thank you!

Dishonest Signs

Dishonest Signs. New showcard-inspired prints that are too good to be true. Hand-painted with One Shot enamel paint, available as 12x16 signed originals, or in a set of six postcards, printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper. Get yours here.

Thanks to BlogTO for the great post!


Here is the complete set of characters I created for my recent Instagram project, #chrispaintssigns. Check it out here.


New fridge, new sign! Stop by 478 Roncesvalles to grab an ice cold refreshment at Gloria and check out the new hand-painted sign!

The Theatre Centre

Here are some hand-painted window signs I recently completed at The Theatre Centre. Stop by at 1115 Queen St. West for a coffee, drink, or a show, and check out the new windows!

Welcome Eli!

Welcome Eli! I was thrilled to prepare this extra special birth announcement at Type Books for new parents, Nicole & James! Need a chalkboard? Please get in touch!

Leaves of Trees

A huge congrats to Pamela and the team at Leaves of Trees on their beautiful new gift shop. Stop by 177 Queen St. E. to check out my lettered maps and Toronto the Great prints.

Craig's Cookies sign

Check out the brand new Craig's Cookies window signs, painted by hand with One Shot enamel paint. It’s hard to compare acrylic with enamel in photos, but I can tell you the enamel is so incredibly rich and opaque.

Need a custom sign or window? Please get in touch!

ABC250 turns one

This week marks the one year anniversary of the release of my first monograph, ABC250. With the help of Chloe Develle, I compiled 250 alphabets into this book, published by Coach House Books, and launched at Black Cat Artspace. Looking for lettering inspiration? Pick one up in my shop or at:

Craig's Cookies

Here’s a new custom, Pollock-inspired mural I created for Craig's Cookies. Be sure to stop by 1537 Queen St. W. to grab a delicious ICE CREAM SANDWICH and check out the technicolour splatters!

Let us make you a bouquet

A new hand-painted sign for Sweet Gale Gardens. Previous work here.

The best journey always take us home

I had a great time preparing this 11’x11’ chalk wall for a real estate staging. Thanks to realtor-extraordinaire Kat Lubienski for this great opportunity.

Do your walls need chalk art? Please get in touch!

Check out the listing here:

Cottage Life

Be sure to pick up the May/June/July issue of Cottage Life magazine, where you will find my article on how to paint a modern cottage sign. I had such a great time working on this – special thanks to Braden for this opportunity.

Boxcar Social

Here’s an epic 18’-wide chalkboard I completed at Boxcar Social on Queen St. E. last weekend. Thanks again to Alex and Kat for this amazing opportunity.

Stop by 4 Boulton Ave. to grab a great coffee and check out the new board.

Typography in technicolour

Be sure to check out Issue 37 of UPPERCASE Magazine, where you will find my recent article about the history of chromatic type. Thanks Janine for this great opportunity!


I’m currently looking for old paintings for an upcoming sign painting project. Details:
-originals or reproductions
-landscape or portrait
-framed or unframed
-manageable size
-kitsch is key (paint-by-numbers are great!)
Donations preferred. Commissions possible if the painting is yours.

I’m currently looking for remnant wood for an upcoming sign painting project. Details:
-untreated plywood or lumber panels, no larger than 16”x20”, no thicker than 1/2”.
-good condition (no cracks or knots)
-also accepting masonite board, blank canvases, etc.

I’m currently looking for lettering resources for a research project. Details:
-lettering & sign painting reference material, circa 1900-1960
-can include guides, alphabets, exemplars and samples
-looking to acquire or borrow
-physical copies or PDFs/scans/links are great

I’m currently looking for empty wall space in Toronto for new mural projects. Details:
-indoor or outdoor -prominent, visible to public
-a row of uniform laneway garage doors would be amazing
-any size (the bigger, the better)
-would require permission from property owner
-completed concepts/mockups available upon request

I’m currently looking to develop a dynamic sign painting & showcard identity with independent retailers in Toronto. Details:
-traditional showcard style (think “Honest Eds”)
-ideal industries: food/grocery (local butcher or produce), farmers markets, candy, toy, plant or general stores
-seasonal / holiday sale displays -menu boards (restaurants, cafes)