Conversas #6
Noel B. Weber has devoted his career to hand lettering and the craft of sign-making.
He was classically trained in Chicago at the Institute of Lettering & Design. While living in Denver in the 1970s he helped start an influential sign artist group called the Letterheads. Later, he moved to Idaho and founded Classic Design Studios – an award winning sign-shop in the heart of downtown Boise.

Noel continues to design for clients and share his expertise via creative workshops. Classic Design Studios continues to operate under the direction of his son. The Letterheads have grown into an international organization with more than 40,000 members.
Irene Kotnik has co-founded ’The Curves’, a women’s Motorcycle Club in Berlin.
She is a passionate motorcyclist, adventure enthusiast and since 2 years racing vintage motorcycles. This year she accomplished to organise the first motorcycle festival for woman in Europe: PETROLETTES.
Her engagement and fearless spirit for women in a strongly man dominated industry goes far and beyond. Together with The Curves she organises mechanical workshops for women and pushes female oriented innovations and embraces women needs. The Club is known for networking events such as weekly city ride outs and adventure trips on 2 wheels across Europe.

In 2014 Irene co-founded Video Art Channel - video art in public spaces. She has extensive experience in film production, new media and moving images. Trained in visual communication and digital imaging and design, she worked for many years in New York as an art director in advertising.
Noel B. Weber
Irene Kotnik