Is it any surprise that so much of America’s great art can be seen from the window of a passing car, in the melange of shop signs, billboards and cheesy buildings, in the personal monuments people make in their gardens and empty lots, on the makeshift, lean-to margins where artistic preconceptions and ambitions don’t exist?
Windows to the Vernacular
of Street Food
|Clark Street||Tiny Design||Downstate Beauties|
|Downtown Deco||Red City San Diego||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Vintage Matchbooks||100 Best Signs||Little Grills|
|County Fairs||Tour the Western Avenue|
and Vicinity Gallery
|New York City, 1981|
|The Lake||The Mansards||The Angels|
The Grog N Groc Hall of Fame
Store names can be roadside literature in the same way that their signs can be roadside art. Here’s a collection of qualifying entries.