(Direct link to video book review) A lot of you liked the recent post about the sign painter documentary. I had a chance to read the book that goes with it, and it's so gorgeous and full of colorful photos that I had to show it to you in a video. Faythe Levine and Sam Macon assembled the book from the stories and photos that they gathered on their quest across America.
Their goal was to profile more than two dozen sign painters who have kept to their handmade tradition instead of going over to vinyl lettering. The book was published by Princeton Architectural Press, and I love the fact that the book cover and inside headlines are lettered by hand.
Sign Painters book on Amazon.
Sign Painter Blog
Previous GurneyJourney posts on lettering
There's a screening of the documentary at 2:00 on March 30 in Washington, DC, and later in Milwaukee, Vancouver, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati. More info on screenings.