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San Francisco, CA

A+C 2013: Sign Painters (2013)

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A+C 2013: Sign Painters (2013)

San Francisco Public Library, Main (Koret Auditorium - Lower Level), San Francisco, CA

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Thank you for participating in the 2013 Architecture and the City festival! Hosted by AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design. Visit our website to learn more about the festival.

Event Description

Co-presented with AIGASF

Before the age of computers and vinyl printers, sign painters worked by hand to illustrate storefronts, billboards and banners. Local craftsmen often developed a signature style that could distinguish a neighborhood, or even a city. But technology made creating signs less expensive — and less expressive. Sign Painters focuses on dozens of artists who are keeping the art alive.

Sign Painters (2013), 80 mins
Written and directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon

The evening will also include a short Sign Painter: Profile of Jeff Canham (2013), directed by Christopher Simmons. Running time: 3 mins.

San Francisco Public Library, Main (Koret Auditorium - Lower Level) - 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - View Map
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