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    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 www.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

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    • Sign Painters - Spanish Trailer


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      Lo que antes habia sido un trabajo común, ahora es una ocupación especializada, un arte que lucha contra los avances tecnológicos. Rotuladores, dirigido por Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, explora con estilo, atravez de anécdotas esta forma de arte no reconocida. Hace un recuento alrededor del pais de los artistas, incluyendo a Ira Coyne, Bob Dewjurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney y Stephen Powers. Estos vanguardias con su originalidad nunca antes visto, están creando un renacimiento creativo, que tiene como propósito ejemplificar la historia del éxito en la clase obrera Americana.Rotuladores celebra a todos aquellos que mantienen la tradición intacta, con un enfoque de apreciación por el balance entre el arte y el comercio. http://www.signpaintersfilm.com/

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      • Shorts on Sundays S2 Ep3 "Sign Painters" by Sam Macon and Faythe Levine - NOWNESS


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        Series Two of Shorts on Sundays continues with a special edit of the feature-length documentary, Sign Painters, offering an insight into the tradition of hand-lettered sign painting across America. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/18o4Z2V A film by Sam Macon and Faythe Levine http://cargocollective.com/samueljmacon http://faythelevine.blogspot.co.uk/

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        • Le Corps Écrit - Trailer


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          Trailer of the documentary "Le Corps Ecrit" about handwritting, Calligraphy and Lettering today. Realisation - Jérôme Sallerin jeromesallerin.fr

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          • A Love Letter to Syracuse


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            • Humboldt Billboard time-lapse


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              Our service dept. at their finest. This piece was painted by Jeff Darrow, who also painted our mural of the Colectivo bus depot at our Madison location. Find out more about him here: http://www.afillustrations.com/jeffdarrow/home.html ¡Viva Colectivo! "Out of Your Boots" by Jaill

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              • Sign Painters (Official Trailer)


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                CREDITS: Sign Painters Released May 2013, 75 minutes, color Producers: Timm Gable & Jonah Mueller Published Directors: Faythe Levine & Sam Macon Cinematographer: Travis Auclair Produced by: Radar Studios Edited by: Bill Marmor

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                • La Virgen de South Central Trailer


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                  Trailer for a 30 minute documentary investigating the appearance of the Virgen de Guadalupe on the storefronts of immigrant businesses in South Central, Los Angeles. 1998

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                  • MLCK for Husly Homes.


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                    Handpainted wall in Lisbon for Husly Homes, Premium rentals designed by artists. Filmed & edited by Douglas Guillot - http://www.douglasguillot.com Music : Dakent - https://soundcloud.com/dakent Photo : Sarah Arnould - http://sarah-arnould.com - MLCK Website : www.mlck.fr Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MLCK.WRKS Instagram : http://instagram.com/tmlck Behance : https://www.behance.net/MLCK - Husly Homes Website : http://www.husly-homes.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/huslyhomes Instagram : http://instagram.com/huslyhomes/

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                    • Sign painting by Nikwen for Cycles Marchi


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