Sign Painters

Last week we went to see a film screening of Sign Painters hosted by the Halsey Institute at the College of Charleston. It was a great film that I would recommend to anyone interested in art, design, or any sort of skilled trade. Afterwards we listened to a Q&A session by the Charleston muralist David Boatwright. It was interesting to hear him talk about the differences between his work as a painter and what sign painters and letterers do from a technical standpoint. If you have time this week you should try to find this documentary and watch for yourself. I think it’d be fun to go around Charleston and photograph as many of David Boatwright’s murals as possible. Maybe that’s my next adventure…