Past Meetup

Sign Painters (2nd Screening)

This Meetup is past

17 people went


Great to screen this great new film again in Wellington!
Presented by Design Assembly & Design Cinema

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.

80min documentary directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.