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movieNight #2 Sign Painters sign

movieNight #2 Sign Painters

18th June, 2014

Last week we held our second movieNight at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. About sixty of mN’s nearest and dearest came together to watch ‘Sign Painters’ - a documentary that charts the history of traditional sign painting.

It was full of brilliant characters and gave a real understanding of how the industry boomed and then went into swift decline in the 80s. When it was ‘overrun by the techno-fuelled promise of quicker and cheaper.’

In addition to our clients and friends we sought out and invited the small number of traditional sign painters there are remaining in the region. In fact we commissioned one of them, Jim Medway, to create us a new magneticNorth sign. It is the sign you see in the image above and it’s wonderful. Thanks Jim.

We’ve done a Storify about movieNight you can have a read of. Also, if you want to come to one of our future movieNights or suggest a film for us to show just let us know via our Twitter @mNwork.