Posts Tagged: sign painter

london fields shoppe :: shop windows

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0016WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0007WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0038WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0046WEBWe knew that we wanted our shop windows to be hand painted after we watched John in his studio a few years ago in preparation for the Sign Painter movie premiere in Vancouver. Jeannette from The Beautiful Project created our logo design and we invited our friend Jeanie to come down and capture a few shots of John painting our windows. John had forgot to print a copy of the design we wanted for our door, so he laid out a fresh piece of paper on the table… he set up the computer screen next to him with the image that we wanted and he proceeded to draw it free hand. He then used that piece of paper to help him paint the signage on our door. This is when I had a true, “Oh, wow!” moment.

You can see more photos on our facebook album here.

photos by: [stu-di-o] by jeanie

Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP SIGN ARTS

signpainting-2sign-painting-3signpainting-3Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Sign Painting Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

Cost: $65.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE

Update: Only 2 spots remain!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980′s and 1990′s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP SIGN ARTS was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

beginner hand lettering workshop

Sign-Painting-3Sign-Painting-1Sign-Painting-2Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last June? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP Sign Arts, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used.

The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

update: workshop is sold out!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP Sign Arts was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

BIG TOP Sign Arts | PinHead Lounge (follow the stripe-o-dex to J) | Facebook

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

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