Down to the Letter

Typography artist Sarah Linkus’ emphatic signs elevate area bars and restaurants.

Sarah Linkus’ first official hand-lettering job – the catalyst for her business, Filthy Freehand (named for Linkus’ love of vulgar language) – was greeting cards for the tables at Bay View restaurant Odd Duck. Soon after, Hinterland in the Third Ward hired her to do some chalkboard signage.

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‘Down to the Letter’ appears in the September 2015 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.
The September 2015 issue is on newsstands August 31.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.