Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Marcas Gallery in Santa Ana hosted Sign Painters: An Exhibit Focusing on the Art of Sign Painting on Saturday, December 6th & 7th with a weekend focused on the art form of Sign Painting. The show features an exhibition of work from local and veteran Sign Painters, the ICY Caps font inspired show in the back room and an in person demonstration for the public with Disney Sign Painter Patrick G. Smith & Colt Bowden...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Painting onto an array of objects, Conifers work focuses on humour, wordplay, mischief and often controversial yet motivational messages. Through the medium of hand painted typography and patterns, using traditional sign writing brushes and enamel paint, Conifer pays homage to the tradition of sign painting whilst allowing his earlier influences in graffiti to help him carve out his own progressive niche
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2014
Sign Painting, what was a lost art form that has come back in full force with a new generation of extremely talented craftsmen and women that have kept the tradition going. Lot F Gallery is pleased to present, Its Virtue is Immense: a Pre-Vinylite Society Tribute to Script Lettering, this March. Curated by Meredith Kasabian of Boston’s, Best Dressed Signs, the exhibit features script alphabet focused pieces of art by 20 artists from all over.
Design // Monday, March 10, 2014
Do Not Open is a project from Erik Marinovich, a letterer and designer based in San Francisco. Through his new project, Do Not Open, Marinovich will create a one-of-a-kind pieces of his superb lettering using your address...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I always talk about Shawn Whisenant as the only true artist I know. The only one who hustles hard to remain an artist in San Francisco with no day job. The only one who answers to nobody and thrives, despite the everyday struggles of living on a shoestring. The only one who sleeps in the back rooms of galleries, makes new friends every day, turns a neighborhood walk into a photo essay, and makes beautiful things out of garbage. The epitome of a real artist, he made stunning work with stories literally sewn into every piece...
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
In tribute to San Jose sign painter Rey Giese (1919-2013), KALIED Gallery will be hosting a major exhibition of hand-painted signs by the late master of the lettering brush, spanning over 75 years of Bay Area History. In addition to Rey Giese originals, a dozen contemporary sign painters carry on the tradition with several recreations of Giese designs.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
We recently got introduced to the works of NYC-based Sam Meyerson, who has done work with Steve Powers' ICY Signs crew and had paintings on exhibit at Joshua Liner Gallery a few months back. Today we take a look at a bunch of different styles and works Meyerson has completed in recent years, including murals, sign paintings, paintings, sketches, and other various projects... check it.
Graffiti // Monday, November 04, 2013
Last year, one of the most engaging and beautifully designed books to be released hands down was “Sign Painters.” This book created by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, documents the traditional craft of hand-lettered sign paintingthrough photographs and interviews with older and emerging practitioners from across the U.S. Not only was a book created, but a movie as well and it has been previewing in various locations. We haven’t yet had the opportunity to see it for ourselves, but Nowness has put up a nice eight-minute preview that has us excited once again to see it.
Graffiti // Monday, October 28, 2013
Last week we shared a video documenting the work of sign artist, David A Smith, explaining that while it is not technically graffiti, it’s focus is centered on lettering, which at the core is really graffiti. Jeff Canham is a sign painter from San Francisco who has been featured in our magazine and recently painted a series of signs working with Stussy for their “Stussy Livin’ General Store.” In this new video, you can watch Canham elegantly paint traditional lettering, something most graffiti writers could or should appreciate.
Graffiti // Thursday, October 24, 2013
Not technically “graffiti”, but it’s very focused around lettering and well, that’s the core of graffiti! So to change the pace today, we suggest you take some time to watch this video documenting the skilled craftsmanship of sign and glass embossing by the well-known UK artist, David A Smith. Very insightful view on a number of niche processes and you will be envious of Smith’s car no doubt!