The Invisible Art of Sign Painting


This book is a case study of the history, process and future of hand drawn signage. Through interviews with Bay Area artists, I dove into the sign painting craft to study what it means to be a sign painter.


To teach readers about the lost art of sign painting and the craftsmanship it takes to create a successful design.   


Interview professional sign painters to get current information and document their craft.

The book featured photos from Jeff Canham’s art show at Mollusk Surf Shop. The process of sign painting is broken down to show how a sign painter crafts his work from start to finish.

© 2019 by Chandler Johnson