Handwritten shopsigns in a documentary by Sabrina Melis and Michela Anedda on the work of Maltese master calligrapher Joe Farrugia.
A freehand signpainter, Joe Farrugia is a true graphic designer. From decades, 100% self-taught and with its small toolbox, he traces signs on walls, buses and trucks all over Malta. Once on the island it is impossible not to be fascinated by his artwork’s rétro beauty.
Now that our shops are covered by plastic signs – although we are witnessing some signs of change – thanks to his work, a few tools and plenty of passion, Joe keeps an old and fine traditional craft alive.