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Alaric Garnier

Graphic & type designer

Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

PRESENTED ON AUG 01, 2013
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 9

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

BY YUKI TANAKA
@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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American Sign Language

BY HOLLY BEAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Holly Bean, after deciding that languages such as Spanish and French were too difficult, decided to study American Sign Language in college. This became a major turning point in her life. After learning sign language, becoming an interpreter, and experiencing the euphoria of helping deaf people communicate, she wanted to do more. She now runs outreach programs for the American Sign Language Organization.

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Painting with Wax

BY KENDRA DENNY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Kendra Denny reflects on her experiences with encaustic painting, an ancient painting technique done with wax. Originally used as a method to seal ships, encaustic painting now serves as a fusion of contemporary fine art and traditional craft. 

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Sign Painting's Resurgence

BY JOE SWEC
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style. 

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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By All Means, Craft

BY MATT CULVER
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Matt Culver's focuses on the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab. While this facility may be similar to fabrication shops at other design schools, Matt firmly believes that the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab is uniquely poised to draw upon a regional legacy of craft. This potential opportunity can help set it apart from other facilities.

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Le CRAFT et la réalisation de mobilier urbain en céramique

BY GÉRARD BORDE
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 19, 2015

Après une rapide description du CRAFT (Centre de recherche sur les arts du feu et de la terre), Gérard Borde présente diverses réalisations de mobilier en céramique pour l'espace urbain (siège Beyrouth, lampadaires, projet pour l'Abbaye de Fontevraud...)

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I Saw the Sign

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Hand painting signs all over nashville 

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Travelling Sign Painters

BY JOSEPH & BRIDGET THE TRAVELLING SIGN PAINTERS
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

Public speaking might not be their strong point but these Travelling Sign Painters have gathered a small bead of success in their little business.  Mixing up their DMD education and love of graphic design and illustration they gathered an idea and it blossomed.  From a little cart being pulled from behind a 10-speed bike and buzzing around the city just making art and collaborting.  These two have definitely got a long way to go yet.