Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day.
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BY OSCAR BARRETO
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 12, 2012
Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.
Sign Painting's Resurgence
BY JOE SWEC
@ VOL 18
ON NOV 21, 2013
Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style.
Signs of the Times
BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA
ON APR 19, 2014
Illustrious collector Shinobu Machida returns, this time with a set of photos depicting traditional Japanese shop signs. Beautifully crafted and hewn from timber, bronze, and gold, the ornate work is certainly something to gape at.
21st Century History Painter
BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY
ON MAR 24, 2015
Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.
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20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house
BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 29, 2016
Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.
Vital Signs of Community
BY AARON MCRANN
@ VOL 13
ON SEP 27, 2018
Aaron McRann is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, a local charity that is working to make all the communities in our region healthier, happier and more vibrant. One of the Foundation’s programs is the bi-annual Vital Signs Report.
Ghost Signs of Birmingham
BY TRACEY THORNE
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