The art of the sign painter is not quite dead. This example is on the wall of a Parisian boulangerie on the corner of rue de Marseille and rue Yves-Toudic near Canal Saint-Martin. The shop window serves as a shrine to LU products with a generous display of vintage packaging and ephemera. Below are a few more examples recorded over the last year or so. The one universal rule of sign painting seems to be that the quality of craft skill declines the closer you are to the sea.