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sign painter movie

Post by Muts » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:50 pm

looks interesting.

http://signpaintermovie.blogspot.com/


I certainly do not miss the mess :)

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Re: sign painter movie

Post by zlmark » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:43 am

Good Movie Dan. Wonder how many even know what a sign painter
is? I've asked customers. They draw a blank. Sure wonder what
the next couple decades will bring to the sign painters that are
left. Not many of us.

Mark

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Re: sign painter movie

Post by Muts » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:10 pm

I love the shots of the cheap vinyl signs...stuff falling off, really makes a point.

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Re: sign painter movie

Post by Ruddbow » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:18 pm

I would love to do that. Looks like pure happiness.
Summa S75, DC3+ Hobby signmaker.

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Re: sign painter movie

Post by zlmark » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:44 am

Muts and myself are signpainters Rudd. This is hard to believe but
there there was a time gone by when all of this technology was
not here. You were judged by how well you handled a brush.
What does it take to become a proficient signpainter? Years and
years of stroking a brush. I call myself a graduate of the school
of 'No Parking Signs'. I have hand painted more no parking signs
than you can count. It was just the way. You started as an
apprentice, i.e. brush clean-up boy, and eventually became a
journeyman. While I'm not as good as I was some time ago
I can still sling a brush and very glad I can. So if the electricity
goes out on the sticky letter machines Muts and I will still have
a job. I know Muts doesn't really like all the paint anymore but
I still think it will be with me till the end. I really find enjoyment
with the brush. I really enjoy fine art painting though.
Hope you take the time to learn what signpainter were about.
Here is a board I post on also.

http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum ... 1fd674f6b3

Call me a SignPainter,
Mark

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Re: sign painter movie

Post by Muts » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:20 pm

As far as painting goes I still love to pinstripe...

I could do that all day everyday.

As far as the lettering, it was sometimes a real hassle.
I can recall

Lettering Excavators out in the mud...certainly not fun.

Lettering garbage trucks in the dump PEEE UU.

Tooling through Newark at 3pm on a Saturday scary...

Moving a 25' extension ladder 1000 times cause there was no other way to do it.

Rippin' paint off of a freshly painted Race Car.

Puttin' to many coats of clear lacquer on a motorcycle tank, watchin' all my beautiful art
work slide down the side.

Finding paint on my underwear...

:D :)

"I really enjoy fine art painting though." - gonna do that when I retire. I am truly looking forward to it too.

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