Thursday, May 20, 2010

up there

A bunch of guys painting beer signs on the side of a building in New York City. It's not the sort of thing that you would expect to bring a lump to your throat, but it is so beautifully filmed and is such a silent and dying art that you'd be surprised. Check out the Ritual Project's Vimeo site to view this short documentary. (Thanks once again, Rudy.)

8 Comments:

Blogger ValGalArt said...

very cool ;)

21/5/10 1:08 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

That was great!

21/5/10 2:56 PM  
Blogger San said...

That is beautiful. You always have links to great stuff, Andrea.

23/5/10 3:08 PM  
Blogger 啟佐 said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!! .............................................

24/5/10 11:44 PM  
Blogger donn said...

During High School I worked for a sign company in the summers. This was the 70s before the computer driven vinyl lettering and I got to see glass blowing for neon signs, artisans get out the stencil & chalk and hand paint signs and murals leaning on their ballsticks.. It was pretty cool.

btw: we had a power outtage and I took it as a sign to evecuate the electronic interwebs,especially Fb, for a while and enjoy the out-of-doors. :)

26/5/10 6:56 AM  
OpenID mrwriteon said...

No doubt this is yet another dying art, like the kind of quality neon Vancouver once had. Oh, and BTW, there is an award for you at my site. Please check it out.

28/5/10 10:54 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

I just happen to love Stella

29/5/10 4:31 PM  
Blogger Hungry Hyaena said...

I'm skeptical of nostalgia, and I don't automatically romanticize "lost arts" (technology and cost effectiveness, after all, are not always - or even often - counter to the humane), but the film is very enjoyable, and I admire the men still working these gigs. To be sure, they have more craft/skill than many an artist exhibiting inside some of the buildings they paint!

1/6/10 10:33 PM  

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