Looking At Dublin's Hand-Painted Signs

"Gentlemen of Letters shows us how even the most everyday details can help define a city's identity."

Looking away from garish modern adverts, hoardings and posters that unify most cities, Gentlemen of Letters is a fascinating insight into Dublin's meticulously produced hand painted signs both past and present.

 

Gentlemen of Letters - A Dublin Sign Painting Film from Colin Brady on Vimeo.

We hear from a range of contributors, like contemporary sign painter Colm O'Connor, who reflects on his individual, focussed work and how it rekindles the city's community spirit; artist Maser, who comments on the communicative power of the signs and how they influence his work; the children of Kevin Freeney, a prolific and reputed Dublin sign painter.

Gentlemen of Letters shows us how even the most everyday details can help define a city's identity.