Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sign Painting Movie and Reality

Street Taco on Haight Street in process
We were working on Haight Street, painting a sign for our client and met an Australian man, Roger Warsop who told us about a movie, http://signpaintermovie.blogspot.com/ We agreed that there was great promise in this documentary for all of us who dip into paint to make letters and graphics that stand far above and beyond the cheap plastic stick on letters that are everywhere, curling at the edges and looking very sad. There is no distinction in those letters. Real paint has magic in it as one can see in the movie or read in the book. Thank you Faythe Levine and Sam Macon!

Roger was attracted to our work because he was a sign painter himself. We had a great conversation that revolved around the renaissance of hand painted signs. He learned his skill from his sign writing father and now teaches his techniques to students who are excited to carry on this time honored tradition. https://www.facebook.com/roger.warsop

We have been doing more signs lately. The whole point is to get the paint jars opened, the pointed brushes out and the client lined up so that streets and businesses will have some authentic hand painted resonance working for them. A business' image will be enhanced by the special attention paid to their logos, lettering and identity.