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photo: a sign painter

a sign painter

I was walking through the Georgetown neighborhood and spotted this nice guy painting a sign by hand. I stopped to ask if I could take a photo and mentioned I knew somebody who is making a film about people who paint signs by hand. “Faythe?” He asked. Indeed. The world, it is small.

· comments [7] · 06-8-2011 · categories:dailyphoto ·

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  • 1 Liz // Jun 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I love that he’s doing it all by hand…such a craft!

  • 2 Molly Gray // Jun 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I saw someone handpainting a sign in Columbus, Ohio today too! Pretty common in a certain area of our city but so much fun!

  • 3 Robert Seggie // Jun 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I am a traditional sign writer in N. Ireland and have hand painted windows etc. in Chicago, Cincinnati and Phoenix…
    http://www.downtownsignsandposters.co.uk
    Visit my site and you can see posters, windows, and boards etc. Glad you appreciate the work…

  • 4 Ellen // Jun 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

    The older I get, the more I realize that there are only 10 people in the world: I’ve worked with 5, I’ve dated 5.

  • 5 Wendy // Jun 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    One of my dad’s jobs when I was a kid was painting signs by hand. I used to go with him sometimes and play on the sidewalk while he worked. He even looked like that guy, with a plaid shirt, long hair and a big beard. Thanks for bringing back some memories!

  • 6 Jillian // Jun 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I think I walked past the same guy in Greenwood the other day–he was painting on the door at Cafe Vita. I stood and watched for a moment and noticed a colorful van parked nearby that said “Sign Savant”.

    http://www.seattleweekly.com/2011-02-16/arts/the-sign-savant-meet-the-guy-who-s-painted-half-of-west-seattle/

  • 7 megan // Jun 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Jillian – Awesome, that is indeed him. Thinking about it I do of course recognize his stuff from West Seattle.

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