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July 10, 2013 / By aigapittsburgh

Film Screening: Sign Painters documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh

Presented by AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, in connection with the exhibition ALIEN SHE at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, which features artwork by Faythe Levine. On view from September 20, 2013 through Feb. 16, 2014.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$8 regular admission
$7 students
$5 for CMU students/staff/faculty + AIGA Pittsburgh members.
Tickets can be purchased at door if available

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

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