SOLD OUT! We have reached full capacity for this event. Exciting for us, but sorry we have to turn away any additional folks who wanted to attend. We’re looking into the possibility of a second showing in the near future. Stay tuned…
The American Sign Museum, in partnership with the Society for Experiential Graphic Design Cincinnati Chapter (SEGD Cincinnati) present
Dinner and the Sign Painters Movie
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Doors open 5:15 p.m.
Movie begins at 6:15 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person
snow date February 4, 2015
The American Sign Museum will screen the movie “Sign Painters” on Wednesday January 28, 2015. Included in the admission price of $20.00 is dinner provided by Camp Washington Chili and a selection of beer, wine and sodas, as well as free parking.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: as above, there will be alcohol at the event, and some of the more colorful sign painters interviewed in the movie use equally colorful language.
The American Sign Museum houses many examples of sign painting art and artifacts – including items donated by sign painters featured in the movie. You are welcome to seek out these examples before and after the movie.
Museum Founder, Tod Swormstedt – who is in the movie – will introduce the movie and will be on hand to informally answer questions. View the movie trailer and see if you can spot Tod!
About the movie:
We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.
We look forward to seeing you there!