Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Signwriting lives!

Last week I posted a short film about the beautiful yet sadly dying art of sign

Today I discovered the work of 95 year old sign writing legend Rey Giese.

You can see a stack of photos of Rey and his work on Flickr.

Unbelieveably Rey's still practising his craft.

Has been since 1935.

Which means he was signwriting two years before my 74 year old father was born!

I wonder if he has a son or grandson to take over his family business when he dies?

Certainly hope so!