While keeping it true to where he is from, Peter Paid pays tribute to the iconic imagery of hand-painted signs and lettering. Spending his career early on as a subway graffiti writer, and then becoming a sign painter, Peter has never looked back. With his undeniably fresh style, Peter is revitalizing an art form frequently viewed as utilitarian, and flipping it into beautiful fine art.

Populist got to spend an afternoon visiting Paid’s studio, talking about his early days as a graffiti writer, as well as his years of painting some of iconic Brooklyn signage. Check it out in the video below