Sign painting has become a rare and under-appreciated profession around the world. Before vinyl printing became the norm, skilled "gentlemen of letters" were hired to hand-paint advertisements on vans, windows, and just about everything else that could hold enamel and paints. There are still men and women around the globe working to keep the craft alive, and Colin Brady found some of those people living and working in Dublin, Ireland. 

Brady's short film, Gentlemen of Letters introduces the world to the work of several Irish signpainters, past and present, and shows how the current generation is continuing the art form that some of their fathers and their fathers' fathers once practiced.

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[via Echo and Repeat]