Sign Painters the Movie

The Prince Ink Co. and AIGA Hampton Roads are proud to sponsor
The Phoebus Film Club's presentation of Sign Painters the Movie
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 pm at the American Theater, Hampton, $8 at the door.

About the film:

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.

Watch the official Trailer:

Event will feature:

Exhibition of locally made signs and artwork
Live painting demonstration by Igor of Igor's Custom Signs and Stripes
Auction of Igor's completed piece
Q&A after the film with Red Rocket Signs of Hampton

Tickets available at the door or at


October 16, 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Film starts at 7:30 pm

American Theater
125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

When & Where
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT