A bit of a discrepancy
I was in town to attend the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference. One of the activities was a walking tour of the Tenderloin, where we were accompanied by a neon sign expert and an expert in typography; it was the best conference activity I’ve ever participated in.
This sign was a treat to see – there are a couple of interesting things going on with it. To start with, the name of the store is “Jack’s” according to the metal sign, and “Mack’s” if you want to believe the neon. Similarly, the “tailor” on the metal part is changed to “pressing” in neon. But at least “cleaners” is consistent.
And if that’s not enough – although it surely could be! – check out the plastic sign above the neon one. It’s got a lot going on, too.
San Francisco, California
Posted on May 3, 2019, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, Al Barna, black and white photography, downtown, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, neon sign, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, san francisco, Shelley Gruendler, take time to look, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.