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There was a time-as recently as the 1980s-when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

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ISBN:
9781616890834
Author:
Levine, Faythe
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Ruscha, Ed
Author:
Macon, Sam
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Art - General
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Popular Culture
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Publication Date:
20121031
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
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9.5 x 7.75 x 0.5 in 1.25 lb

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