5 Comments

  1. Al Meadows
    Posted October 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

    I was in the sign trade for 50 years, retired last year. It is becoming a lost art, has been for years now. I am a wall dog, and lettered a lot of trucks, race cars, boats and airplanes. It was an honorable trade to be in. I can't say the same about it today. Some of the younger generation are trying their hand at it, and that's a good thing. But it is going the way of the lost art, and only artists will be able to keep it alive.

  2. Frank Caracciolo
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for the insight, Al. Ed Ruscha once said, “I could see I was just born for the job, born to watch the paint dry."

    While many sign painters worked doggedly, few reaped the benefits typically prescribed to artists. Yet, the trade is alive in the eyes and memories of the multitudes who have yet to step into a museum or vaunted hall, for the signs–old and new–are everywhere still.

    I'm glad to know that after 50 years as a sign painter, the desire to contribute your voice to the contemporary dialogue on sign painting/painters is vibrant.
    Best – Frank C.

  3. Ling Barrientos
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 12:14 AM | Permalink

    A description of the artists' patience, pride and beauty.

  4. external
    Posted July 5, 2015 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

    Love to read it,Waiting For More new Update and I Already Read your Recent Post its Great Thanks.

  5. Posted July 8, 2015 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

    Given the demand today for unique products that will last, it’s not difficult to imagine the squirrel-hair brushes and laser-cutting machines working together to produce a better image – not merely as a means to cut corners.

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