Rick Janzen

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Industry Arts
Occupation Sign Painter /Muralist
Location Calgary , Alberta , Canada
Introduction I began my career in the sign industry at the age of 18. When I started, everything was still done by hand, brush skills and layout were something to be mastered. I remember being given a Letraset book and told to learn three basic font styles ( serif / san serif and a script), and to forget the rest until I mastered the basics. I've been involved in the Motion Picture industry since 1987, as both a sign painter and scenic artist, working on numerous feature films and television show. Hand lettering is still used in the film industry, but is also falling victim to computers and digital printing. I still enjoy painting signs as much as the day I started.