Is very much alive and well!

It's being used by hip hotels in New York (Ace Hotel above),

and by big brands like Ralph Lauren and Rugby for product launches.

The artist behind this lovely chalk lettering is Dana Tanamachi from Brooklyn, New York. You can read about her here.

But why not create some of your own.

If you have a budding artist in the family, it can be a piece of art that changes with the seasons.

If you don't want a permanent wall painted, just paint a canvas with chalkboard paint and you have a work of art!

Try your hand at a Cy Twombly look alike. You really can't go wrong.


As much as I'm partial to black, you can also use colored chalkboard paint available from Hudson Paint. The colors don't get any better than this! Or you can use basic black by Rustoleum.