Special screening: Sign Painters
Friday, June 21*
7:00 pm - Mingle with AIGA Arizona
7:30 pm - Film starts
815 North 2nd Street
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.
*Can't make it Friday? You can also catch the film 2:00 pm on Saturday