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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Painters,
  • Signs and signboards

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Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized underground trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances.

Edition Notes

Statementproduced by Timm Gable and Jonah Miller ; directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon
ContributionsCoyne, Ira, Dewhurst, Bob, Knecht, Keith, Maloney, Norma Jean
The Physical Object
Format[videorecording] /
Pagination1 videodisc
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26932452M
OCLC/WorldCa922011129

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  Now the author of Handmade Nation, Faythe Levine, has a new book (and documentary) that zeroes in on the world of professional sign painters. In collaboration with Sam Macon, Levine visited two. The book has interesting interviews with old school as well as recent sign painters across America. It reminds us that before the 's all signs across the planet were painted by hand. When the transfer between hand painted signs to computer happened many sign painters and artists rightly thought it was a great shame, newer people to the /5(93).   Sign Painters is a documentary about the art of sign painting in America. Filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon look at the history of the trade, from its pres dominance to its decline in the face of cheaper digital technologies. They’ve also published a companion documentary will be released later this year—check the site for screenings. Some of the Sign Painting books cover Layout Design for Hand-Lettered Signs and Graphics. Improve your sign layout skills Sign Painting books that help you learn logo design. One Sign Painting book is Mastering Layout by Mike Stevens is a must have book for any sign shop.

As a lover of exquisite hand–lettering, elegant vintage-inspired typography, and vibrant storefront signage, I was instantly smitten with Sign Painters (public library) — a stunning companion to Faythe Levine and Sam Macon’s documentary of the same title, exploring the disappearing art through interviews with some of its most prominent masters amidst a lavish gallery of .   Norma Jeanne Maloney is one of dozens of sign painters whose stories are collected in a new book. Sections. SEARCH. (their documentary of the same name will be out early next year), it. Sign Painters, the book, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in November features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. Order your copy today! "What a terrific movie Faythe and Sam have made! Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s.

The book has interesting interviews with old school as well as recent sign painters across America. It reminds us that before the 's all signs across the planet were painted by hand. When the transfer between hand painted signs to computer happened many sign painters and artists rightly thought it was a great shame, newer people to the /5().   The result is both a film and a book, each entitled Sign Painters, offering an anecdotal history of the craft, in the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San. Please join HCCC for a film screening of Sign Painters (, 81 minutes), the documentary that inspired a book of the same title and the current exhibition, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America. A Q & A will follow the screening with co-curators and directors, Sam Macon and Faythe Levine, along with featured sign painters, Norma Jeanne Maloney and Israel McCloud.   Directed by Faythe Levine, Sam Macon. At a time when most American cityscapes are dominated by computer created signage, Sign Painters takes a close look at the past, present, and hopeful future of the hand paint sign industry in the USA/10().