1. A speeded up version of all 5 Calligradoodles videos.
    Featuring Round-hand, Roman, Uncial, Italic and Swash Capitals, created with double pencils.

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  2. OUT NOW AT WWW.SIGNPAINTERSFILM.COM

    This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit signpaintersfilm.com

    About the project...

    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.

    In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book 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 book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press - http://goo.gl/aTZLq

    # vimeo.com/61006621 Uploaded
  3. A film on the purpose and techniques of calligraphy. Presented and produced by Hallmark. Filmed at Hallmark cards during a visit by Mr. Zapf. Production manager Noel Gordon. Script outline Peter Seymour. Script editor Richard Rhodes. Camera Direction Frank Robinson. Associate cameraman Heinz Burger. Idea and direction Harald Peter.

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  4. Directed and edited by Andrei Severny. Produced by Edward Tufte.

    "Perceiving Deeply"
    The Design Observer designobserver.com/feature/perceiving-deeply/38497/

    "If you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute crash course in Design Thinking."
    FastCompany fastcodesign.com/1670615/a-40-minute-crash-course-in-design-thinking

    "Watch the first five minutes and you'll be hooked."
    99U by Behance 99u.com/workbook/14370/video-how-to-see-like-a-artist

    "Beautifully made film."
    Lifehacker lifehacker.com/5991521/learn-to-see-like-an-artist

    "A great story beautifully told."
    Ken Carbone, Designer, Chief Creative Director, Carbone Smolan Agency

    “This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”

    Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow

    “This film is absolutely beautiful. I'm so impressed with it and learned so much in such a compact piece. I feel like it picked up where Helvetica left off with the subtle principles of typographical balance and some early history stemming from the human hand. Your wonderful teaching approach comes through loud and clear and stands as an inspiration and model for others including myself. This is fantastic.”

    Luke Geissbuhler, Cinematographer of Helvetica and other films

    "A great documentation of the visual values we hold dear."

    Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, RIT

    "A fine, insightful and educational documentary. It captures Inge’s work as a designer and educator, her thinking and her SEEING, in a wonderful and most perfect way. Truly Inspirational!"

    Hans-Ulrich Allemann, Designer/Educator

    More info at tufte.com
    TeachingToSee.org
    facebook.com/TeachingToSee

    # vimeo.com/45232468 Uploaded 659K Plays 36 Comments
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