As February approaches at speed, it’s time for many of the great and good of the creative world to check ‘passport-ticket-money-Moleskine’ and head to Cape Town for this year’s Design Indaba. The conference, alongside the associated Expo and Filmfest, is currently finalising its line-up.
The prevalence of plastic street signage has brought an increasing sense of sameness to the American visual landscape. However, traditional sign painters and hand-letterers are fighting back and their craft skills are being sought out across the country. A new book, Sign Painters, introduced by the V&A’s Glenn Adamson below, looks at the people keeping this art alive