I've been following the Sign Painter Movie blog for a little while now and am so ecstatic that things I'm personally being drawn to are getting some much needed attention.
taken from the blog:
The Sign Painter movie is currently in Production as of March 2010. This documentary is about sign painters in America. Those who were and still are walking the streets and using their talent to get a message across. You see their work daily on windows, sandwich-boards, boats, cars, billboards, in businesses, playgrounds, farmers markets and even theme parks to name a handful of spots.
Who are these people? Where did they learn their trade and is it a dying craft? Directors Faythe Levine & Sam Macon will bring you their story over the next few years and document the process here on this blog.
Their Flickr has a lot of great images that they feature in the blog. Here are some of my favorite stills:
Rey Giese is 90 years old and has been painting since 1935!