archive,tag,tag-sign-a,tag-131,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,vertical_menu_transparency,vertical_menu_transparency_on,select-theme-ver-3.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.5.3,vc_responsive

The Sign Painter

The Sign Painter es un proyecto de documentación de Faythe Levine y Sam Macon que muestra algunos de los rotulistas tradicionales que aún están en activo en USA, y algunos nuevos artistas interesados en esta disciplina como Steve Powers (A.K.A. ESPO) o los imprescinidbles Sky High de Colossal Media

El proyecto consistió en la publicación de este libro guía, y posteriormente de una película… y por fin tenemos el trailer… y es increible.

Si Bien es Cierto que muchos de los trabajos que se ven en el vídeo no se podrían realizar en España a esos costes por las diferentes legislaciones en cuanto a trabajos en altura y control de espacios publicitarios, sin duda son un referente a seguir en muchos aspectos.

This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit

About the project…

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.

In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, 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 the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press –