Traditional Sign Maker Profile: Rick Janzen Streamline Studios


Rick Janzen, owner of Streamline Studios in Alberta, Canada has established himself as a hybrid sign painter of sorts. Keeping traditional sign making alive, he has successfully merged the craft into a place with the film industry and pioneered antiquing and distressed techniques that serve as an inspiration to other sign artists around the world. His work has been seen in films like Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James, In Cold Blood and Open Range in addition to train restorations and a wide variety of commercial work. Streamline Studios has also recently branched into film work and is currently working on a documentary called “Faded Paint… The Vanishing Sign Painter.”