A job that’s been around pretty much since Paleolithic man started daubing cave walls, sign painters use traditional techniques to create freehand lettering. Sought after for its handmade feel, sign painting is just as likely to be used for a corporate rebrand as for shop signs, door numbers or one-off artworks. It’s very much a craft-based practice (think specific brush strokes, gold leafing, silk-screening, glue-glass chipping, carving and stencilling), but many modern sign painters might allow themselves to ‘cheat’ (as purists would say) by using Photoshop or Illustrator to compose and scale up their designs.
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