sign painting

 

Gentlemen of Letters Documents The Sign Painting Tradition In Dublin

When I attended ATypI 2010 “The Word” in Dublin the conference closed with one of the fabulous lettering walks hosted by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon. It was abundantly clear to the participants that the Irish capital has a rich history of hand painted signs decorating the city. The documentary short Gentlemen of Letters – [...]

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Food Truck Pays Homage to Gastrotypographicalassemblage

It may seem a bit ironic to post this now that all our American readers are still digesting the copious amounts of food from last night (or constructing epic sandwiches with the leftovers) – happy Thanksgiving by the way. Here’s a nice video short documenting the lettering on a food truck owned by Tim Van [...]

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21st Century Victorian Shows Contemporary Fairground Sign Writing

I just discovered yet another marvelous documentary short about sign painting, this time from the UK. 21st Century Victorian is a remarkable, passionate and personal story of the art of Fairground Sign Writing, a unique art form that has been dying out. However it has found fresh enthusiasm and interest with new generations, enthralled by [...]

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Sign Painters Movie Explores Contemporary Sign Painting

The official trailer for “Sign Painters”, a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon.

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Dusty Signs

A video showing Dusty Signs’ Dan Madsen hand-lettering a sign for his business. Observe the artist at work.

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“Up There” Reveals The Dying Art Of Large-scale Hand Painted Advertising

The documentary “Up There” reveals the dying craft of large-scale hand painted advertising and the untold story of the painters struggling to keep it alive.

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FontCast #12 — Damon Styer of New Bohemia Signs

New Bohemia Signs carries on the tradition of hand-made sign-painting to create new markers for the next generation of city dwellers.

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