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Sign Painters Movie

  • Urban Spree Revaler Straße 99 Berlin, 10245 Germany (map)

Let’s kick off with a film premiere and party!!

Sign Painters is a documentary film by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. We are extremely excited to bring it to Berlin. Do not miss this unique chance to see it, join us! 

 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.

In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

The entry fee for the screening will be 5 Euro. Screening & party: 7 Euro.

A first batch of pre-sale tickets is sold out. But fear not! There will be still plenty of space for you and your friends, simply come by!! (We interrupted online registrations just because we already fed Paypal with enough transaction fees, we thought...)

Josh Luke from Best Dressed Signs

Jeff Canham artwork from the Sign Painters book.

Earlier Event: November 30
Sign Painting Workshop
Later Event: December 7
Lettering with Martina Flor