The Money Maker

Lonnie Tettaton, sign painter

This morning I dropped in on Lonnie Tettaton to pick up a good stack of material for the House Industries Library. Lonnie is Saint Louis sign painter, founder of the Midwest School of Lettering and Design (now closed), and publisher of sign painting manuals. In his 70s and still working out of his shop on Broadway, he’s still holding it down for the brush, only firing up the vinyl cutter when forced to.

Posted by on July 27, 2006