Trend forecast: Handpainted

The traditional handpainted sign look has been on the up in the art world for a while now thanks to forerunners such as the late Margaret Kilgallen and Steve Powers, along with the resurgence of traditional yet progressive tattoo styles. I expect this visual style to become much more apparent in more mainstream circles over the next year or two, crossing into both fashion and graphic design circles and likely popping up in use by brands and in formats you perhaps wouldn’t have expected. Other artists of note are New Bohemia Signs and Jeff Canham, and a big mention to the unknown mural and signage painters in India, I’ll let you do the googling there.

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