On a recent trip to Nashville, I was quite taken with the vinntage signs along Broadway. They proved to be a visual highlight, during both day and night.
They are functioning artifacts— Samples of a lost aesthetic that creates a mesmerizing visual landscape, I loved the combination of actual painted signs and neon lights. Who needs disposable vinyl signs, when these will make a statement that can last decades?
Interested in the classic hand-painted signs? Check out the documentary Sign Painters, which is an interesting look into an original art form.