Sign Painters & Horn Please


Sign board advertising London screenings of Sign Painters and Horn Please

Painted by Brilliant Sign Co Ltd (www.brilliantsigns.co.uk), photographed by A J Levy (www.ajlevy.co.uk)

The Roxy Bar & Screen was turned into a mini festival of sign painting on screen in February 2014 as Sign Painters (USA) and Horn Please (India) premiered in London. The event was conceived and promoted by Ghostsigns and Better Letters, with Mike Meyer (profiled in Sign Painters) joining each of the three screenings. This included a live sign painting demonstration on the closing night. 560 passed through the doors across the three nights and Mike Meyer was routinely mobbed for autographs in the Sign Painters book and elsewhere.

The film trailers can be found below, alongside event photography and some of the reaction captured on Twitter (hashtag #IOAFS). For details of future Ghostsigns/Better Letters events, including sign painting workshops, please subscribe to the respective mailing lists (Ghostsigns | Better Letters).

Visit the Sign Painters and Horn Please websites for details of future screenings. Sign Painters is due for an online release in Spring/Summer 2014 and details will be circulated via the Better Letters mailing list. Any online or DVD releases of Horn Please will also be pushed out via this mailing list.

With thanks to everyone who helped to make the screening possible. In no particular order: Faythe and Sam, Sign Painters directors; Shantanu and Istling, Horn Please directors; Mike Meyer, Sign Painters star; Rob, Jay, Matt, Swanny, Lily and the team at Roxy Bar & Screen; AJ Levy, photographer; Nicola and Amber, book stall bosses; Ash and Sarah, cheer leaders and chief butt kickers; Jane, flyer design; Gilly, a rock of support throughout.

Sign Painters & Horn Please Double Bill: A Review of Three Nights in London

Four sign painters and a sign advertising the Sign Painters film

Sign painters descend on The Roxy for the Wednesday premiere.

Anticipation building in the crowd ahead of the first film, Horn Please (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Anticipation building in the crowd ahead of the first film, Horn Please (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Time for a beer and a laugh in spite of the weather and tube strike trying to disrupt the screening (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Time for a beer and a laugh in spite of the weather and tube strike trying to disrupt the screening (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Horn Please on screen (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Horn Please on screen (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Nicola and Amber selling books and postcards in the interval

Nicola and Amber selling books and postcards in the interval

Mike Meyer and Sam Roberts introduce the main feature, Sign Painters (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Mike Meyer and Sam Roberts introduce the main feature, Sign Painters (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

There's Mike Meyer again, this time on the big screen (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

There’s Mike Meyer again, this time on the big screen (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Ernie Gosnell woos London (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Ernie Gosnell woos London (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

In memory of Keith Knecht, a true star of the film (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

In memory of Keith Knecht, a true star of the film (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

The credits begin to roll (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

The credits begin to roll (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Faythe Levine and Sam Macon have made a brilliant film (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Faythe Levine and Sam Macon have made a brilliant film (Photo: AJ Levy, www.ajlevy.co.uk)

Amber Anderson, Nicola Yuen, Sam Roberts and Mike Meyer: Team Sign Painters/Horn Please

Amber Anderson, Nicola Yuen, Sam Roberts and Mike Meyer: Team Sign Painters/Horn Please

The Trailers

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