The creativity on display from Florida to Chicago can’t be beat. There are two new pages of roadside signage, the second devoted to Albany, Georgia, a great example of how lean times can preserve a certain slice of our visual culture.
The same artistic brilliance to be found on Chicago’s city roadsides is abundant in its older suburbs.
I’ve added some new signs in the course of reorganizing how I present them. I’ve mostly separated Chicagoland signs from the rest of the world and I’ve reorganized most of Western Avenue Art Gallery signs into geographical pages rather than thematic. This makes it far more likely that I’ll get signs posted, since it makes […]
47th Street is one of Chicago’s great signage thoroughfares. Here are some recent finds.
More vernacular signs from Chicago’s North Side. This great work is all part of the Western Avenue and Vicinity Art Gallery.
Some great handmade signs and other sights from one of Chicago’s main ethnic strips.
Just added some great names to the Grog N Groc Hall of Fame: Hotel Mr. Bed City, Paris (me) Wok N Go – “It’s only Wok N Go, but I like it,” Lexington, Ky (Karl Lawrence) The Best Way Inn Motel, Carbondale, Ilinois (rl Lawrence) Holy Sheet! Housewares, Paramatta, NSW, Australia (Aaron T. Slater) King […]
Read a review of David Clements’ wonderful book of hand-painted business signs from Detroit.
Someone submitted this one a long time ago to the Grog N Groc Hall of Fame. I stumbled across the sign recently in Buffalo:
Know any great store names? Nominate them here for the Grog N Groc Hall of Fame.