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Typography - old painted signs on buildings
 
As soon as I got this week's prompt for our weekly photography challenge I knew where I wanted to take a photo.  
 
Here's Sally's prompt:
The power of the written or typed word can be more powerful then you thought!
The style and appearance of printed matter has an effect to how we view items, websites, businesses, book titles and the list goes on and on.   Is the typography pleasing to the eye, does the font pull you in, draw you away, make you feel inspired?  This week focus on the printed word and see what the words are saying to you!
 
Every day it seems I find a connection to Santa Cruz here in Sandpoint, Idaho.  The local winery, Pend Oreille Winery, was started by a guy who got his start in wine making in the Santa Cruz area.  That must be why they've got great wines!  Seriously they are lucky to have him and the business in this beautiful small town.
However, it's his wife who is from Sandpoint and had the vision to create such a wonderful place to hang out.  And they're moving!  Yes, they're moving just across the street into a brick building they're renovating to have more space for their wine tasting, shop, and cafe.  We are so glad they're going to expand the cafe, because it's become one of our favorite places to eat.
 
Old painted Coke sign on side of building
 
 
While doing the deconstruction of the building they found old painted signage on the side.  That's the side that's going to have some outdoor cafe seating and in keeping with their style of preserving they've smartly decided to keep them.
 
I love them, as they harken back to when more of our towns were small and handpainted signs were the norm.  I especially like the layers on this one since they identify different eras of the town and building.  Note the three different fonts!
 
 
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If you've got a thing for fonts you might want to check out the fonts created by my cousin, John Roshell.  He's been creating and mastering them since 1988.  He also designs logos and designed mine!
 
 

Comments

This building reminds me of

This building reminds me of the Old Market, a shopping area in downtown Omaha. Lots of hand painted signs and brick buildings there too...so cool.Sounds like a fun place to hang out :)

I love old signage too, esp.

I love old signage too, esp. the kind painted on brickwork! Great photos!Have a wonderful week :)

So, this is where the old

So, this is where the old painted signs are! I was looking for some in our community that don't seem to be here any more.

Oooohhh, I love this example

Oooohhh, I love this example of typography. How cool to uncover some history like that and have it on display. I'm so glad they've decided to keep it up on display and that you chose to share it with us as well!

Great photos for this week's

Great photos for this week's prompt. It's nice that the new owners are preserving these images.

Fantastic pics Janet! those

Fantastic pics Janet! those old buildings with the painted signs on the side do remind me of growing up, seeing downtown Portland (OR) ... they were everywhere. Nice touch of nostalgia :)

Nice! I love old buildings

Nice! I love old buildings like that, that transport you back to a different time....

Nice photos and a great find,

Nice photos and a great find, I am glad they are going to preserve such a piece of history.

Oh, I love those old signs.

Oh, I love those old signs. It's great that they are being preserved!

You made a great choice in

You made a great choice in your pics for this weeks prompt. It's coolthat the owners are preserving that part of the buildings heritage.

What a SPECTACULAR wall. I am

What a SPECTACULAR wall. I am so glad they decided to keep it as is. I would love looking at that each day!!

I am so glad they are keeping

I am so glad they are keeping it! It will be a beautiful spot for an outdoor cafe. ~Ema http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog

It's nice they are preserving

It's nice they are preserving rather than destroying. So many go the "all new" route when there is much to be said for what came before.

I LOVE this example they

I LOVE this example they should repaint the top one so it's visible again maybe distress it - this will really set the vibe for their place!

It's nice to see something

It's nice to see something being preserved in our throw-away society. I love the old painted signs - great photographs and so appropriate for this weeks prompt.

Wonderful photos!!! I love

Wonderful photos!!! I love seeing these old painted signs and it's a shame that so many have disappeared. How wonderful that these are being preserved.

Love that they had the common

Love that they had the common sense to keep that wall, for you, us and everyone else to continue to enjoy it!

What a great discovery! The

What a great discovery! The old Coke sign is such an iconic advertising image...and the cafe/hotel sign above it is wonderful. I love looking for "ghost signs" like that old faded one....seems that I rarely see them.

How perfect are these!?! I

How perfect are these!?! I love going back home and seeing 'ghost signs' on the old brick buildings and remembering how they looked much brighter so many decades ago as a child!

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