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Author: Faythe Levine; Sam Macon
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faythe Levine; Sam Macon
ISBN: 9781616890834 1616890835
OCLC Number: 785071832
Description: 183 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The sign painters : Doc Guthrie --
Sean Barton --
Stephen Powers --
Justin Green --
Mark and Rose Oatis --
Bob Behounek --
Norma Jeanne Maloney --
Gary Martin --
Ira Coyne --
Roderick Laine Treece --
Sean Starr --
Caitlyn Galloway --
Mike Meyer --
John Downer --
Ernie Gosnell --
Jeff Canham --
Damon Styer --
Josh Luke --
Keith Knecht --
Nick Barber --
Bob Dewhurst --
Phil Vandervaart --
Forrest Wozniak --
Colossal Media, Paul Lindahl & Adrian Moeller --
Appendix : Wagner's Blue print textbook of signs and show card lettering.
Other Titles: Blue print textbook of signs and show card lettering.
Responsibility: Faythe Levine and Sam Macon ; foreword by Ed Ruscha.

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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 visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

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