Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. In 2010, Filmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting the dedicated, skilled practitioners of this arform, which has otherwise been replaced by computer-designed, die-cut vinyl and inkjet printers.
Guide to Better Bacon
Author Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman's chronicles the history of bacon in his Guide to Better Bacon, from medieval England to present day America. Find out why he considers bacon "the olive oil of America." A fun and informative read, plus a few bacon recipes.