Posts Tagged: hand painted

new :: Coral + Cloud

CoralandCloudCoral + Cloud has finally joined London Fields Shoppe! Locally handmade, each one-of-a-kind statement necklace is made of wooden beads that are hand painted with 3 to 5 coats of acrylic paint and finished with a non-toxic sealer. Strung on a cotton fabric string cut from recycled t-shirts, these are perfect for both kids and adults and can be dressed up or dressed down. Mix and match, layer with multiple strands or pair them in a mommy & me set – how sweet! Fully adjustable, the string can be tied or knotted at your desired length, up to 30″ knotted.

A selection of Mon Amie, Ma Cherie, and Nuit D’Or keychain / zipper pulls with gold key rings and fabric tassels have also arrived at the shop! These are the perfect eye candy to finish off any outfit.

Visit our website here to see our full selection of necklaces and keychains!

For safety, recommended age is 3+. Children should always be supervised when wearing necklaces and should never wear them when sleeping. This necklace is water resistant, but not waterproof. Not meant to be used as a teething necklace.

image via Coral + Cloud

The Sign Painter Movie

“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 2009, we brought Faythe Levine to Vancouver for Western Canada’s premiere of Handmade Nation and we are thrilled to bring her back, along with filmmaker and co-director Sam Macon to screen their new documentary, The Sign Painter Movie!

Authors_Levine_MaconFaythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honoured methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship back in 2010. 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.

Did you catch our interview with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon in the new Got Craft? 2013 spring look book? Check out pages 36+37 here!

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What: The Sign Painter Movie

When: two screenings – Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Doors at 6:30pm | Screening at 7:30pm | Director’s Q+A to follow

Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive, Vancouver (BC)

Tickets: $20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door – limited seating | buy tickets here

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A companion book, Sign Painters, features 24 artists, their work, their process, and discussions of how they got started in this field as well as a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha.