June 25, 2014

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Sarah Alfarhan

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Sign Painters: The Documentary

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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 to survive technological advances. Sign …

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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 to survive technological advances.

Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeanne 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, the book and the movie, celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce. Watch a sneak peek below!

SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from samuel j macon on Vimeo.

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