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Ron Yearwood

Assistant Director, Nashville Civic Design Center in Nashville

I Saw the Sign

PRESENTED ON NOV 06, 2015
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 17

Hand painting signs all over nashville 

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Hand-painted Signs

BY OSCAR BARRETO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.

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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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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

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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The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode

BY MARY LUVERA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

"We are 'Travel Collectors'. We don't collect things so much as ideas and knowledge of the places we go."

In "The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode" from PechaKucha Night Westport Vol. 1, self-proclaimed tech geek and globetrotting mom, Mary Luvera shares the story that she collected with her family on a recent trip to Costa Rica. While researching Costa Rica and plans for what to do there, the family became captivated by sloths which would become one of the trip's main focus ...and eventual highlight (no pun intended.) Mary shares some fascinating facts and mysteries the discovered along the way about sloths, and the story of the night in Costa Rica when she and her family saw one exploded.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednseday, Octobern 21st, 2015.

 

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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.  

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I SAW IT!

BY GEORGIA KELLY
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

From tiny one-man productions to "endurance plays" to massive psychological thrillers set in space, Georgia Kelly presents her love for theatre in all its compelling forms. 

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Sneaky Weasel

BY CHARLES HUNT
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Ealish recently moved back to the Isle of Man with her husband Charles and together they have set up Sneaky Weasel, designers, makers and sign painters, who create all forms of signage, mural and decorative work. Everything is created, built and painted by hand. Ealish completed the Art Foundation Course at UCM (formerly Isle of Man College) and then studied on the Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds College of Art.  Progressing then on to the MA Fashion Textile Practices at the University of Huddersfield.  

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Sign of the Apocalypse

BY JOHN GETCHELL
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 11, 2018

John Getchell brings his unique sense of humor to the street, his street, in Arundel, Maine.

Check out his website here: https://signoftheapocalypse.com/