SEGD Denver and YESCO welcome you to join us for Movie Night with Mark Oatis!
Mark Oatis, the Creative Director at YESCO in Las Vegas, and one of the stars in the Sign Painters movie has come to town to share with us his sign painting and industry experience.
Please join us for his engaging talk before the movie. Q&A time is scheduled after the movie. Popcorn and hot dogs will kindly be provided by YESCO.
11222 E. 53rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80239
6:30-7:00pm Speaker Mark Oatis
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.