Alexandre Saumier Demers and Malcolm McCormick began sign painting separately in 2012 and have since joined forces as 2 Lettreurs. Alexandre has a strong background in graphic and type design while Malcolm is a practicing visual artist. Collectively, they bring a unique expertise in design, project management, and technical ability, allowing them to produce high quality signage and window displays quickly, and beautifully.
Both Alexandre and Malcolm are highly skilled and passionate about their craft. They strongly believe that the richness, vibrancy, and warmth of hand painted signage contributes a noticeable character to their clients’ businesses. The enamel paint used is unmatched in its brightness, range of colour, and texture—making their signs more inviting than vinyl and other synthetic alternatives.
In addition to hand painted signage, 2 Lettreurs are experienced in many aspects of a visual identity. They encourage businesses interested in branding and design to consider them for both concept and production.
STEPS TO ORDER
Send us an email with as much information about your project as possible so we can provide you with a quote (see FAQ below)
Once the quote is accepted, we require a 20% deposit.
If the project involves design, we will provide sketches to begin the process. If it is a storefront sign painting project (or similar) we will provide digital mockups to determine the size, placement, and colours of your signage.
Once the design is determined, we will schedule a date for painting/production.
Payment is due within 15 days of receiving the invoice for the work done.
What do you need to provide a quote?
- A description of the project
- A list of all items to be designed and/or painted
- Photos and dimensions of the surface to paint
- The location and opening hours
- An idea of timeline
What services do you offer?
Custom logos, lettering, murals and all forms of signage.
Storefronts (windows, doors, walls), signs (panels, a-frame, etc.), addresses (residential/commercial) and any other interior or exterior signage.
Typography, illustrations, geometric patterns, etc. on any interior or exterior surface.
If your project doesn’t fit into any of these categories, email us! If it’s painted, we can most likely do it.
We teach lettering and sign painting to small/medium sized groups. We offer public workshops in our studio, but are also able to bring the workshops to you if you have a group of people interested, and can provide a space.
How long does it take to get a sign?
We are usually booked up to 2-3 weeks in advance and actual sign production takes about a week. However, if you need your sign done faster, don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll see if we can rearrange things and make it happen for you.
What kind of paint do you use?
The majority of our signs are painted with high-quality oil-based enamel paints. Murals are usually done in water-based paints.
How long do painted signs last?
With proper maintenance, a painted sign can last a lifetime. For cleaning your window signs, it’s best to use a damp paper towel or a soft cloth along with commercial window cleaners like Windex. It’s important to never use abrasive materials like squeegees, as they can cause scratching or other damage. Additionally, avoid bumping or scratching the surface to keep the sign in the best possible condition.