Up There

In the process of watching this documentary on “the dying craft of large scale hand painted advertising”, I ended up wondering if this was a subtle advertisement for Stella Artois, and it sorta kinda is. *edit* the original flash player I first saw this on had a city as the screen grab and there is no mention of Stella until the end.

Regardless, even though that kinda tainted this film just a little bit, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a nicely put together documentary. This is a topic I’ve never really thought much about, but I now have a better understanding of the whole thing. This makes you appreciate how nuts it is to actual paint these.

From the producers:
Shot high above the streets of New York City, UP THERE reveals the dying craft of large scale hand painted advertising and the untold story of the painters struggling to keep it alive.

Via – Say Mayday

8 responses to “Up There”

  1. Jason says:

    That has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while! I’d love to see more hand-painted murals go up in more cities. There are a few left around Downtown SLC. It’s a shame to see them get covered up.

  2. Cars says:

    that was really good

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  4. V says:

    Awesome. It would be cool if Defgrip could post an artsy video every sunday morning. Drinking coffee in the morning and watching this or the Richard Avedon video is dope.

  5. colton ponto says:

    that was so cool. its interesting to see blue collar worker meshed with an artist and that their in it for the love of it.

    extra appreciated.

  6. sam says:

    This was a really cool documentary of painting ads

  7. I think there should be a defgrip one painted somewhere!

  8. Kathi says:

    Buyers do pay direct and oblique costs.