If this was the sort of blog that had a Christmas gift suggestion list, this new title from Princeton Architectural Press would definitely be on it. More than just an arresting compendium of impressive hand drawn typography, Sign Painters beautifully documents a resurgence in what seemed destined to become a lost art. It opens with a foreword by artist & sign painter Ed Ruscha. The introduction, by Victoria and Albert Museum’s Glenn Adamson, aptly states, “it is at the moment of a craft’s disappearance, that its cultural value suddenly becomes plain to see.” Authors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon document the work of over 20 talented and inspiring artists from around the country, including Stephen Powers, and Colossal Media. With such a compelling curation of contemporary craftsmen (and women), this book skillfully paints a picture which is nothing less than stunning.