Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old Signs

After strolling around campus Saturday I decided to do some driving around. What can I say, I'm an explorer!

Anyway, Arizona seems to be able to hold on to these awesomely huge/old signs. I love it. I don't know if it has to do with the weather, but that is my guess.

Here's the first one I saw.

Sud'n Service
The building matched the signs teal color. For whatever reason, I didn't get a picture of it :-(

And other sign....
Frontier Motel

Some of these I would like to come back to and take later in the day when the sun is at a better angle. The one below being a good example. I love the picture, but it was right into the sun.

Tucson Inn
I think this one would make a wonderful postcard.

More signs!


  1. love these

    I think there's a waymarking category for these old style signs, there's a special word for the style (other than retro), but I can't remember what it is....

  2. What's weirder than the signs is seeing a coin operated phone that is still in working order! (under the Sparkle sign)

    I have dreams about these signs one day becoming a quilt or rug. Yeah, I know...dream on!

  3. OH!!! i LOVE old signs!!! those are great!!!

  4. Great signs. I really like the Tuscon Inn. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You should totally make postcards out of these shots!

    Great photos.

  6. Ooh, you should do a fake lomo effect on them! I love old signs like too. I especially love old signs that stick out from the side of buildings downtown.