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sign painter movie :: thank you!

Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver6Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver11Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver8Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver7Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver14Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver5Sign-Painter-Movie-Vancouver17I remember speaking to Faythe Levine about the sign painter project back in 2009 when we brought her to Vancouver (BC) for Handmade Nation. When she announced that the Sign Painter movie was being released, it was a quick decision to bring her, and co-director Sam Macon, back to the city to screen their new film.

For an overwhelming number of attendees, the Canadian premiere of Sign Painters last Friday and Saturday at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver (BC) has hopefully rekindled the art of sign painting. I can’t thank you enough to everybody that attended the event which has introduced us to many new faces, a completely new-to-us field of work, and most importantly, a new appreciation of hand-painted signs. The emotions that I felt standing in the theatre by myself watching the introduction of the film was a mixture of proudness for bringing this to Vancouver and excitement to finally screen it after planning the event for the past six months. In case you missed it, check out the sign painters website for screening dates here.

A big thank you to Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, SMASH gallery, Scout MagazineJohn Lennig, Society of Graphic Designers of Canada BC Chapter, Lindsay Anne, Type Camp, Barefoot Contessa, Poppytalk, and Oscars Art Books.

image via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

local event :: Sign Painter movie

Sign-Painter-John-Lennig-1Sign-Painter-John-Lennig-3Sign-Painter-John-Lennig-4Sign-Painter-John-Lennig-6I wanted to share a few more pictures from our studio tour with John Lennig last week. One of my favourite pictures from that afternoon is the one above of the hammer he created during shop class in high school over 50 years ago! I can’t imagine keeping something for that many years without it going missing!

If you haven’t already watched it, check out the Sign Painter movie trailer and event details below and enter to win some Sign Painter swag!

dates: Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
times: doors at 6:30pm | screening at 7:30pm | Q+A to follow with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon
location: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver (BC)
cost: Tickets $20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door (19+ only)

website: http://gotcraft.com/signpainters

See you there!

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

The Sign Painter Movie

sign_painters_cardFLove typography and the handmade movement? We are excited to celebrate the tradition and the time honoured art of sign painting by hosting the Canadian premiere of the documentary, the Sign Painter Movie by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, banners, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. You can see some great examples locally on the windows of Rainier Provisions, Old Faithful Shop, and Harvest Community Foods to name a few.

sign_painters_cardBWe are pleased to welcome The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada – BC Chapter as a sponsor of the event. To celebrate, head on over to the GDC/BC Facebook page, post a photo of your favourite hand-painted sign, and you could win a pair of tickets to the event (valued at $50).

Here are the details:
Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
doors at 6:30pm | screening at 7:30pm | Q+A to follow with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon
Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets $20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door (19+ only)

For more info: web | twitter

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.