Sign Painters Documentary
Thu., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. 2014
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards & even street signs were hand lettered with brush & paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker & cheaper. Fortunately, there is a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, & Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners. There will also be a gallery of hand-painted signs & a Q&A session.