Neon signs have their slutty charm, but a hand painted sign warms the soul. An industry ravaged by the rapid advancement of technology, sign painting would appear to be an endangered art form. Long removed from the days when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were handpainted, there are still a few dedicated practitioners who are keeping the craft alive. In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, along with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, decided to document these last knights of Camelot in a documentary simply titled, Sign Painters.
The book, published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012, features a foreword by legendary artist, and former sign painter, Ed Ruscha.
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