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Get to Know the Painters Who Turn Lettered Signs Into Modern Art

By Jordan Kushins on at

There is something seriously satisfying about watching someone with steady hands drag a paint-laden brush along a smooth surface to make a picture-perfect letter. Sign Painters is a new documentary that offers that—so much of that—and profiles people in the in-flux industry who continue to make the way-finders and place-markers in our cities truly beautiful.

It's a kind of multi-media follow-up on the book of the same name by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon that came out a few years back. Both are great because they give this insider look at an industry that has definitely seen some serious changes in the past two decades, thanks to the ease of digital printing and design. And man alive—these folks can PAINT.

I plan on watching the heck out of this over the long weekend, and encourage you to do the same—and if you've managed to make the time to see it already, let us know what you think below!

Download or stream for $12.99 (£8) here. [Sign Painters]