My #mcm is Father Catich.. He was a 1920’s Chicago Sign Painter, an important person in calligraphy, a stonecutter, and made a complete study of the Trajan Column in Rome and proposed a theory on how it was made, using a flat brush and chisel.

All this information is from Paul Herrera, who was an apprentice of his. He gave a great talk about him at Reed College last year, which is where I first heard about him.

Is it wrong for a priest to be my #mcm? 🙊

#mancrushmonday #fathercatich #edwardcatich #calligraphy #stonecutting #roman #priest #signpainter #handlettering #lettering #history

Didn’t get much pictures of the work but here’s one that @lettercatsignco got. He did a great job helping me, thanks bro! #signbrotha #chalklettering #chalkboard #handlettering #chalk #lettering #jamesonwhiskey #signpainter #signwriter (at Fonda Theatre)

Relaxing job today. Listened to amazing musicians practice for Georgefest while chalklettering barefoot and laying on fake grass on the roof. #chalklettering #jamesonwhiskey#chalkboard #handlettering #lettering #signpainter #signwriter (at Fonda Theatre)

Not a bad view from our office today.. @lettercatsignco #fondatheatre #signpainter #signwriter #chalklettering #jamisonwhiskey #handlettering (at Fonda Theatre)

Sign Graphics class at LA Trade Tech in 1960 when @flatblack40 was attending. Such an honor to be among all the alumni today and to see different generations of sign painters all with one thing in common: A love for lettering and painting signs. #signpainter #signwriter #lattc #signgraphics #1960 #oldschool #vintage #craftsmen #tradesmen #handpainted

Pleasure to finally meet @flatblack40 today. He graduated the course in 1961 and he did the silver leaf “Camera Room” sign back then.. Still holdin up. #signpainter #signwriter #signgraphics #lattc #tradition #craftsmen #oldschool (at LATTC - Los Angeles Trade-Technical College)

3 generations of Sign Graphics teachers @sinerlts, Doc Guthrie, Mr. Ernest at the 90th Reunion/Anniversary today. What an honor. #signpainter #signwriter #signgraphics #lattc #tradition #keepthecraftalive #master #maestro #teacher #mentor #educator #respect (at LATTC - Los Angeles Trade-Technical College)

Thanks to @faythelevine and @sign_painters I just dropped off a box of these at LA Trade Tech for 90th Anniversary/Reunion tomorrow. #signwriter #signpainter #handpainted #signgraphics #docguthrie #lattc #keeptraditionalive

I must be the happiest little girl in the world right now. Thanks to Trever Blankenship for this lucky find. Been looking for this for a while now..#dflite #tackbox #toolbox #toolsofthetrade #workingwomen #signpainter #signwriter

My cousin @cathy_hwang is swimming in Maui with sea creatures. Meanwhile, I’m in Glendale painting Maui…wishing I was there too 😒 #inprogress #hawaii #maui #islands #signpainter #signwriter #handpainted (at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue-Glendale)

Now here’s a picture of the Sign Graphics class at LA Trade Tech in 1928, when the school was still called Frank Wiggins Trade School. They are still doing the same assignments, making the same charts in this picture that we still so today.

For all you handlettering and type nerds, Doyald Young began his formal training at Frank Wiggins in 1948, taught by Joe Gibby. He was not in the sign painting program though. Luckily I had the honor to have this master as a teacher at Art Center.

#schoolpride #losangeleshistory #latradetech #lattc #frankwiggins #losangeles #signpainter #signwriter #history #docguthrie #craftsmen #tradesmen #tradition #1928 #doyaldyoung #handlettering

Sign painting was one of the first classes at LA Trade Tech since 1924… Yup, 1924! The only other class at the time was Sewing.

Now This is the only place in the US and possibly the world (from what I hear) with a formal Sign Painting program (2 years)..

So if you have gone through the class, and didn’t even make it through all the way, feel free to stop by this Saturday.

#signgraphics #signpainter #signwriter #signmaker #tradition #craft #tradesmen #craftsmen #lattc #docguthrie #beaverpride #losangeles #losangeleshistory #history #handpainted #analog #archaic #lattc #dtla #90threunion #1924 #schoolpride

Sign painting was one of the first classes at LA Trade Tech since 1924… Yup, 1924! The only other class at the time was Sewing.

Now This is the only place in the US and possibly the world (from what I hear) with a formal Sign Painting program (2 years)..

So if you have gone through the class, and didn’t even make it through all the way, feel free to stop by this Saturday.

#signgraphics #signpainter #signwriter #signmaker #tradition #craft #tradesmen #craftsmen #lattc #docguthrie #beaverpride #losangeles #losangeleshistory #history #handpainted #analog #archaic #lattc #dtla #90threunion #1924 #schoolpride

'Merica!! #america #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #signpainter #oneshot #signwriter #paint

Bill Hueg told me these are the future… It’s less toxic, and the red probably holds up better than 1shot red does.. What do y’all think? #novacolor #signpainter #toolsofthetrade #muralist #painter #handpainted #paint #artsupplies #acrylic #waterbased (at Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint)