It’s been some time since I’ve stumbled across anything as nice as these fashion drawings in an antique store, mostly because I don’t spend much time in them any more.
Some new views of the monumental Bottle Cap Inn, and an updated page format.
There are great signs up and down Clark Street. This is part 2 of what will no doubt be a continuing series. Here’s part 1
Interesting sites and details from Chicago and vicinity.
Signs and sights from Pulaski Road. This mosaic sign is one of the best. I’ve never seen another one like it.
Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas, by Nic Barlow, Caroline Holmes and Tim Knox. Garden Art Press, 256 pages, 286 color illustrations, 2008. ISBN 1-87067-356-5 In the United States, writing on the environments of self-taught artists tends to place them within the outsider art context or, sometimes, within a specifically American tradition of individual expression. Follies […]
I’ve never made it to Carhenge in Nebraska but my colleague Svilen recently did. View his gallery.
Sublime Spaces And Visionary Worlds: Built Environments Of Vernacular Artists, By Leslie Umberger, Erika Doss, Lisa Stone, Jane Bianco and Ruth Kohler. Princeton Architectural Press, 424 pages, 650 color plates and 100 black and white illustrations, 2007. ISBN 1-56898-728-5
Some first-rate signage from the funky Chicago suburbs of