Wednesday, March 02, 2011

A Short Film About Sign Painting

Maybe some of you know that a long time ago (the early 80's) in a galaxy far, far away (Livermore), I worked for a time as a sign painter (this was even before I went to art school).
For a while now in my own paintings-and especially in my work with B.L.T., I've reconnected with my sign painter past. I was never a great letterer-and I'm still rather proudly clumsy-but there's something in the practice of painting letters that I do really enjoy (separate from their actual or implied meaning). Anyway-I came across this short of sign painter Damon Styer of "New Bohemia Signs" in San Francisco-and thought I'd share.

FontCast #12 — Damon Styer from FontShop on Vimeo.


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