The Uncertain Future of Skywriting

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.