Film Screening: Sign Painters
LA Premiere Screening
There was a time when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and 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.” Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine (pictured), coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon (pictured) began documenting these dedicated practitioners. The subsequent book and documentary Sign Painters is the first anecdotal history of the craft and features stories about more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.
A Q+A with Levine and Macon moderated by Fowler curator Patrick Polk follows along with a book signing.
Seating is first-come, first-served; priority seating for Fowler Members at 7:15 pm.