The Uncertain Future of Skywriting
on 10 May 2016
One family has mastered the skill of skywriting, and now they’re revolutionizing it with “skytyping”—a more efficient method of writing in the sky that involves a fleet of planes and programmed puffs of smoke. Gregg Stinis, a 75-year-old who has spent his entire life dedicated to the craft will soon retire, leaving the business and the life of old-school skywriting in the hands of his son Stephen. “I can look at it and say: it’s a dying art form, it died with my father—or I’ll take the torch and run with it,” explains Stephen. Read more about the future of skywriting at Quartz.