Up until the 1980s, hand-painted lettering was widely used on window signage, billboards, storefronts and vehicles. It was a much more prevalent art form before digital processes took over, but with a cultural shift towards an appreciation for all things handmade, the highly skilled trade is making a comeback. The unique styles of hand-painted lettering lend more personality and character to a business, service or product. And it just looks so cool! We recently attended Viva Las Vegas 19 and the Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston Salem, NC. Both events hold vintage car shows abound with hand-painted detailing. Click through the images below for a look at the inspiration we brought back with us.