Sign Painters, The Movie!

We see them almost every day without a second thought. 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 trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through

SignPainters_JeffCanham.jpg

anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

Faythe Levine is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, and curator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Levine’s first film and book, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design was published by Princeton Architectural Press was released in 2009.

FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:

Airbrush Getaway Workshops: http://bit.ly/1kvcNaE

Airbrush Action Magazine: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction

Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ (largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/airbrushactionmag

Pinstriping: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinstriping

Createx: http://www.createxcolors.com/

Iwata Airbrushes: http://www.iwata-medea.com/

Comments

comments

 

Speak Your Mind

*

* Email
 First Name
 Last Name
  * = Required Field
 
Email Marketing You Can Trust