Due to the popularity of this film premiere, The Contemporary Austin and AIGA Austin are co-presenting a second screening followed by a Q&A with the directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.
Join your friends at AIGA and The Contemporary for an exclusive screening of Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the hand-lettering and painting of billboards, storefronts and promotional signs, skilled traditional crafts that have declined with the techno-fueled promise of cheaper and quicker printing. The documentary tells the narrative of a graphic design renaissance through the individual stories of more than two dozen sign painters working today in cities throughout the United States, including Austin. Sign Painters is a reminder to recognize the history in our presence every day.
Watch the trailer here.
Picnics are welcome, and snacks and spirits from Royal Blue Grocery are available for sale at each screening (cash only).
TIckets at the door.
$10 // general admission
$8 // AIGA members
Free for The Contemporary members
(first come, first served at the door)