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Sign Painters

Sign Painters

With the advent of contemporary advertising came a new American craft: hand-painted signs. The sign painter wasn't an artist, but a one man ad agency adhering to the laws of type and design with the sole intention of creating a work that would endure on a wall long after a product had launched. Scaling buildings for one client after the next, these counter-cultural painters developed the style of our cities before the creation of a cheap, tech-driven advancement in vinyl lettering nearly shut them out of business. SIGN PAINTERS examines the select few painters who stuck around in the midst of dwindling demand and catalyzed a resurgence of sign painting and street art in advertising today.

“Fresh and passionate and unexpected.” –Boston Globe

DIRECTED BY FAYTHE LEVINE & SAM MACON
UNITED STATES | 2013 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Sign Painters
  • Sign Painters

    With the advent of contemporary advertising came a new American craft: hand-painted signs. The sign painter wasn't an artist, but a one man ad agency adhering to the laws of type and design with the sole intention of creating a work that would endure on a wall long after a product had launched. S...