Late San Francisco artist Margaret Kilgallen was probably one of the best line work / lettering artists out there. This is a clip from the PBS series ART:21 where Kilgallen speaks about linework…we absolutely love this brilliant comment from her and think about it often.
Margaret Kilgallen’s work reflects her encyclopedic knowledge of signs drawn from American folk tradition, printmaking, and letterpress. Kilgallen has a love of “things that show the evidence of the human hand.” Painting directly on the wall, Kilgallen creates room-size murals that recall a time when personal craft and handmade signs were the dominant aesthetic.
Margaret Kilgallen is featured in the Season 1 episode “Place” of the Art21 series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century”.
Learn more about Margaret Kilgallen: http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/kilgallen/