“Sign Painters” is a new documentary directed by Faythe Levin and Sam Macon that explores the trade of sign painting in the United States. The documentary includes accounts from artists including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. “Sign Painters” uncovers a widely overlooked tradition and positions the trade’s leaders at the forefront of a contemporary discussion about art and commerce. The story of sign painting as a working class artistic practice arrives in theaters at an important moment when careers in creative fields become increasingly destabilized by the push for de-professionalized “content” online. The release of the documentary follows the publication of the “Sign Painters” book in 2012, which features a foreword by Ed Ruscha. You can find more information about screenings, here.