Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

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Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:31 am

A friend posted this on my Facebook wall. It depicts Truro ,a very beautiful town in Cornwall, check this clip of a pictorial artist at work painting either a pub sign or a welcome sign to the town. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=14663


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Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Post by bob gamache » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:51 am

Hi Dave
Thanks for sharing. Very talented artist. The pictoral really puts the icing on the cake.
Bob Gamache

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Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Post by Robare M. Novou » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:07 pm

And Hows about this one, and the aspiring sign painter at the end.

When was the last time you painted a banner?

And a little Stained Glass to brighten your day with...

Joe has been using the same hammer for 63 years...and still has all his fingers!
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=245 :shock:

Love that paper hat!

Albert Perry...world's first punk rock politician, figures out that to get people to vote for you, you have to get them to drink with you first. Then he goes on to say that sign painters should be banished...I'll drink to that. And that gilders should have their heads chopped off...another chorus of "I'll drink to that", some more ramblings about social issues, blah, blah, blah,....cheers mates! Also, not sure if he will still be alive and sober by the time his younger supporters are old enough to drink and vote.

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Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Post by Terry Colley » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:45 am

And another http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=2345
one for the carvers
happy Christmas one and all
Terry Colley
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Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Post by erik winkler » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:19 pm

That is a magnificent site.
And holly #^&%#$ Terry, he was freehand woodcutting the text there!!!
Did you see it?! It was not the most beautifull font, but man what a craftsman.
So many nice video's so little time....

Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
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