TypeCon “The Sign Painters Movie”
The Sign Painter Movie

A documentary film by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
Presented by Delve Fonts, AIGA Portland, and SOTA

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower (Pavillion Ballroom)
921 SW Sixth Avenue
August 23, 2013
8:30pm – 11:00pm

Admission: Free (Limited Seating)

Typography may have recently been relegated to computers, but it was once the terrain of skilled artists. Our own city of Portland is lucky to be the host this year of the Society of Typographic Aficionados annual five day conference celebrating all that is unique and beautiful about type. In conjunction with their workshops and other events, AIGA will be screening “Sign Painters,” a documentary by filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. As recently as the 1980’s, storefronts and street signs were all hand lettered with brush and paint. As die cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printing has ushered a creeping sameness into the landscape, there is a growing trend to seek out the traditional practitioners and a renaissance in the trade. This film follows the stories of just some of these artists, young and old, working throughout the country. With a forward by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha, it is an informative and elegant reminder of a forgotten craft. There will a host of sign painter demo's put on by some of Portland's most talented craftsmen. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
When & Where
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204