Signs of the times

Hand painted advertising sign

Hand painted advertising sign

Over on the Design Observer site there’s a lovely short article by Edward Ruscha on hand-painted signs. A nice little slide show goes with it. Here’s two brief quotes from the article to give you a taste…

Some sign painters had the facility to make any word grouping look good and make any letter of the alphabet look stylish.

The creators of hand-painted signs have engaged in an elegant and noble art form in all of its extremes, but in a world of computer plastics, where do we go? 

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