Sign Painters Film, released today.
A couple of month ago, in London, I had the pleasure of seeing a screening of the Sign Painters film and today it is available on general release. The documentary celebrates the hand-painted sign profession and tracks the industry’s fortunes through interviews with talented, colourful characters from across the USA.
For me, the film follows in the footsteps of other excellent design related documentaries such as Helvetica and Linotype. It’s been filmed with real warmth and sensitivity and is often so palpable you can almost smell the paint. Watching that glossy liquid being swept so skilfully through each letter is enough to make any graphic designer wanting to pick up a paintbrush.