We are typography lovers, which I am sure there is a proper word for. We love a well-considered poster, elegant handwriting, eye catching shop fronts, restraint and exuberance in equal parts. The art of sign painting is an applied art that we are slowly losing. It is funny how it goes almost unnoticed until it is about to vanish. The dedicated few practitioners, still applying their time-honoured methods, are wonderfully documented in a new film called SIGN PAINTERS, a film by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon.
It is a beautiful film introducing us to the characters, the craftsmen, still working today, working away because for them it is not about prestige or money. Signs are part of a life they have chosen, a creative life that has a real impact on the physical world. Above is just the trailer we are looking forward to the full version.