Sunday, June 12, 2011

Face Time

Say "Hello" to Matt and Freddie, who between them have nearly 50 years' experience as sign painters. These men were spending their work day installing signage on a local business, which consisted of a lot of very large graphic decals. While the men are grateful for the work, they have watched over the years as their skills have become marginalized and unappreciated.

In a world where everything seems to be done by computer graphics programs, then printed both in large scale and large volume onto sticky-backed vinyl, their ability to limn a design onto a wall, then control the flow of paint from their brushes is becoming a lost art. Still, not just anyone can apply these graphics; their attention to detail, sense of proportion and design ensure that the job will be correct, all the pieces matched up, the bubbles smoothed out.

Say "Hello" to Matt and Freddie, not just guys sticking decals on a window, but craftsmen out of place, making a living, taking pride in a job well done.


Randy said...

Nice photographs.

Speedway said...

Thank you,Randy. I like your colorful photos, too, especially the metal cactus and dancing sheep!