COMING SOON TO A WALL NEAR YOU! We’re getting ready to paint our name on the side of the building, and ended up finding this little gem of a video about the disappearing art of sign painting. I’m disappointed that human hands so rarely touch the common objects in my life, dismayed that makers of things need not invest in time or effort, so the carelessness of ugly becomes our daily detritus. (My stars, what a thick sentence.) Tip 1: Notice the brushes. Short bristles make short staccato brush marks. Long bristles (like the ones sign painters use) make long fluid lines. Tip 2: Watch how many tricks and tools the painters use to hold their hand steady.