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.
Following the event we'll have a Q&A with local sign painting duo, State Champs, who painted the sign for this event. And we'll be giving away a couple of copies of the Sign Painters book, so be sure to drop your name in the drawing at the door.
7 p.m. | doors 6:30
Tickets include popcorn and soda
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LGDA is now AIGA Louisville!
LGDA was formed in 1988 in order to enhance the quality of design in our home community of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2014, LGDA made the jump to an AIGA chapter in order to further facilitate the design conversation and provide greater value to our members. On a larger scale, the group strives to educate the general public and business community about design and its effect on our daily lives. We are an entirely volunteer-based non-profit organization that relies on the passion of its members.