An inspirational look at the art, craft and business of traditional sign writing.

The Sign Painters Movie, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon is an 80 minute documentary movie about the dedicated practitioners, their time-honoured 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 movie will screen in Melbourne on 12 November and in Newcastle on 28 November, with other cities following suit.