Please join us Thursday, November 13th for a screening of the movie Sign Painters hosted as part of CSULB’s Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series. The film is a documentary showcasing the art of sign painting and the people that keep the art form alive.
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 landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.
The documentary by filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.
The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery
at California State University, Long Beach
241 East University Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5
Please reserve a space by registering below.
We hope to see you there!