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AIGA OKLAHOMA | ‘Sign Painters’ Screening

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
121 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Come watch the screening of 'Sign Painters'.
The film starts at 6:30PM. Free to members and students/educators with a school ID, $10 for non members. AIGA Oklahoma student chapters are doing a 'meet and greet' at 6:00PM. Students who would like to meet other AIGA design student members or would like to start a chapter at their school should attend. Special door prizes for students who sign up or renew their membership at the event.

Directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon

Running Time: 80 Minutes
Available Digitally: May 13, 2014
Rating: Not Rated
Website: http://www.signpaintersfilm.com


We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized underground trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country, from the old guard to the up-and-comers. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and information.


About the directors Faythe Levine is an artist, photographer, flimmaker, and curator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the founder of Art vs. Craft and curates Sky High Gallery. Levine’s first film and book, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design was published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Sam Macon is a Milwaukee born, Chicago based filmmaker, photographer, and writer. He received his BFA in film from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and directs music videos, commercials, short films, and documentaries.