Hand-Painted Signs

Around here, we love hand-painted signs, like all the signs featured in our new book Typography for the People. So I was excited to discover TypArchive this morning and all its hand-painted goodness.

TypArchive is an image library primarily focused on hand-painted signage.  Amidst a landscape of vapid strip malls and sterile signage, hand-painted lettering retains a soulful aesthetic to be treasured. Like other crafts dissolving in the digital age, sign painting is a fading occupation. Today it’s easy for any layman with minimal computer knowledge to produce a sign within minutes, but the skill acquired to artfully produce hand lettering took years of apprenticeships, dedication and true talent.

via It’s Nice That