Due to weather we are POSTPONING this event until Sunday, Jan. 19th at 2pm.
Join AIGA Iowa, ADAI, and the Des Moines Art Center in presenting "Sign Painters", a film meant to keep the history of sign painting alive.
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. View the official trailer.
The event is free and open to the public.