I have been obsessed with hand painted signs forever and as we witness the transformation away from original renderings to cheesy vinyl substitutes, it feels like we are watching the end of an era. Of course, as long as there are artists around and businesses need to tell people where they are, hand painting will endure. It does make me appreciate the soulful, art from the heart funk factor and that is the basis for this celebration... Here are a few gems gathered over the past year or so.
all photos ©Ken Brown