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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 12

SIGNS AND LETTERING

 

 

 

 

SIGNS AND LETTERING

Lettering and proper sign painting is an art in itself. Many extremely skilled painters are lettering specialists. The craft relies on tools similar to those of the scenic artist, but the investment in good lettering brushes can be considerable. A theatrical scenic artist will be called on to do signage often and should therefore know some basic rules of the craft. Because reprographic services are readily available, there is a temptation to ignore this skill set. It seem as if it would be simpler to just choose and enlarge type on a computer, print, register, transfer, clean up, and paint the lettering for any project. This approach is certainly an option, and it seems as if ...

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