Le résultat de la première partie de l’initiation à la peinture en lettres au CAP St-Fons, avec les jeunes du quartier Leïla, Saâd, Anaïs, Ali, Wafaa, Rachid, Lina, Bilel, Zeynep, Ameur, Brenda, Auby, Tarek & Tom Castinel.
Here is the result of the first part of a sign painting workshop we held at CAP St-Fons with the neighborhood youth Leïla, Saâd, Anaïs, Ali, Wafaa, Rachid, Lina, Bilel, Zeynep, Ameur, Brenda, Auby, Tarek & Tom Castinel.
The family of Dublin signwriter Kevin Freeney (1919-1986) have recently posted a fascinating collection of photographs of his work. Check them out on Flickr here.
“Signwriting goes back at least three generations in his family. Back in the 1930′s he rambled through Dublin’s streets on a bike or with a pushcart carrying his paints and brushes. In that period the city’s streetscapes were elegantly embroidered with handwritten shop and pub fascias. Having done ‘at least 700 pubs and shopfronts’ in Dublin, the most famed streets -O’Connell, Henry, Grafton, and Capel- all carried his personalised three-dimensional relief lettering and ornamentation. His fellow craftsmen hailed him as a “Master” - Dublin Street Life & Lore by Kevin C. Kearns.
Club Lettreurs - Magasin Général de Tarnac
“GH. The principal method of outlining and shading letters.” from The Art of Signwriting, 1954
Club Lettreurs - Bruxelles - L’Armada
Bruxelles - Jeu de balle