June 11, 2014

SIGN PAINTERS the movie!

3:44 pm in art,design,movies,streets,video dustin hostetler

I had the pleasure of watching Sign Painters last night, and I highly recommend you check it out! It’s a graffiti writer, and graphic designer’s wet dream! It’s also a depressing commentary on progress and technology.

From the official press release:

“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 landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.”

You can watch it online today! Swing by their website, and enter “ghostsigns” for $1 off!

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