I always thought that lettering is painted on city streets using big stencils. I was shocked when I saw the following video. The level of precision and artistry these craftsmen posses is surprising.
This video is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates typography and the craftsmanship that goes into the creation of hand drawn signs.
Tom Williams, a designer in London, spotted two sign-painters at work and decided to film their process. They hand-lettered the words “Bus Stop” with nothing more than a metal pole to help align their work.