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Sign painters [electronic resource].

Levine, Faythe, 1977- (film director.). Macon, Sam, (film director.). Gable, Tim, (film producer.). Mueller, Jonah, (film producer.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Directed by Sam Macon. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 81 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2014.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Sam Macon.
Summary, etc.:
With the advent of contemporary advertising came a new American craft: hand-painted signs. The sign painter wasn't an artist, but a one man ad agency adhering to the laws of type and design with the sole intention of creating a work that would endure on a wall long after a product had launched. Scaling buildings for one client after the next, these counter-cultural painters developed the style of our cities before the creation of a cheap, tech-driven advancement in vinyl lettering nearly shut them out of business. Sign Painters examines the select few painters who stuck around in the midst of dwindling demand and catalyzed a resurgence of sign painting and street art in advertising today. The film is recommended for College and University courses in Art + Design, Art History, Advertising, Urbanization as well as for trade schools.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Signs and signboards > United States.
Painters > United States.

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