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November 29, 2007 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Cool! I didn't know that Krispy Kreme here in Gainesville had an original sign.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:34 AM on November 29, 2007

I visited the museum this past summer and was pretty amazed by what they had. Really, really cool stuff. And the curator knows everything about signs that you could ask.
posted by schmedeman at 10:51 AM on November 29, 2007

You mean to say that my local TGI Fridays is not dedicated to preserving collecting vintage signage for me to ogle over a batch of jalepeno poppers?


Seriously, very nice linkage. I love this stuff!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:52 AM on November 29, 2007

This is great, thanks.
posted by marxchivist at 11:08 AM on November 29, 2007

This place has been on my radar for a while and I'd love to go there. Sign painting is a fascinating topic -- when I was actively blogging about museum issues, I wrote this post about the ASM.
posted by Miko at 11:08 AM on November 29, 2007

Good stuff. If I'm ever in Cincinnati, this will definitely be on my list of places to visit. Along with the subway, of course.
posted by dersins at 11:21 AM on November 29, 2007

I hear they're keeping Lady Bird Johnson's head alive in the basement.
posted by Oddly at 11:22 AM on November 29, 2007

America's Joyous Future.
posted by nickyskye at 12:42 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is great, thank you very much fandango_matt! I'm more into carved and painted signs, but the design principles seem to bridge the medium when it comes to signage. An instructor of mine in college grew up painting and goldleafing storefront windows, he'd get a kick out of this collection.
posted by prostyle at 2:23 PM on November 29, 2007

Good post. Sort of related: I recently came across the Historical Marker Database.
posted by tellurian at 4:07 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

Wonderful stuff. Thanks!
posted by scody at 5:09 PM on November 29, 2007

Nice post. I love old signs, and the cheapo vinyl banners many businesses use today as permanent signage are a big pet peeve of mine.
posted by Koko at 6:36 PM on November 29, 2007

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