We are pleased to announce our next event which has been months in the making.
Ligatures will be hosting a free screening of 'Sign Painters: The Movie' on Wednesday, August 20th from 7pm – 9pm at Swipe Design (401 Richmond Street West). The event is generously sponsored by Fair Goods, Swipe Design | Books + Objects & Typostrophe.
In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honoured methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two-dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals. – Sign Painters Movie blog
This will be the Toronto premiere of the film, and a number of local sign painters from the GTA will be in attendance to celebrate this special screening. We will also be joined by representatives from Graphic Commerce, the primary supplier of sign painting tools, based in Mississauga. We will have plenty of food, beverages and giveaways – you don't want to miss this one.
"A cautionary tale about the head-long rush into a technology-driven time and a meditation on what’s lost along the way. it is a reminder to look around and recognize the physical history in our presence every day." – Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Space for this event is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please go to ligatures.ca.
More about the film on the Sign Painters official website.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Update 07/29/14: This event sold out in less than 10 hours. Please email us to get on the waiting list, or to be notified about future screenings: ligatures.yyz at gmail dot com