A secret art world has you surrounded. Those hand-lettered signs that color our city walls are created by typography addicts. You rarely consider the artists behind the things, though. Sure, you love the folksy lettering that jells perfectly with the message it pitches, or the punctuating swirl of a clearance ad. Let’s not even start with the distressed, weathered paint landmarking brick buildings and identifying what they were in grander times. The new film Sign Painters looks at those artists, those muralists and those compulsive inventors who make the stuff you forget you love. It’s screening at 7 p.m. Friday at the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) and local talents from the field will be present. Also, Denton artist Sean Starr will show off his own addition to the space: the Oswald chair, painted. Yup, crazy. Tickets cost $9.50. Get ’em at thetexastheatre.com.
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013