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June 20, 2008

Polish Milwaukee Avenue

A short jaunt up Milwaukee Avenue brings us to an Old World neighborhood of Polish eateries and specialty stores. Many of the signs are solely in Polish, like this little fellow.

Wysylek

Samochody

A beautiful mermaid lures customers into the Syrena seafood restaurant.

Syrena

Nearby, the Animal Kingdom pet shop features a wonderful classic neon sign with a dramatic arrow indicating where happy puppies can be found.

Animal Kingdom

The front windows of the pet store have been covered over by unpretentious but odd murals of pets of all types.

The Prisoner

Animal Kingdom

The Squat

Mami Wata of Milwaukee Ave.

Don't eat the small pets!


June 25, 2008

Armitage Avenue

Here are some signs spotted on a recent bike trip west down Armitage Avenue. First, a dubious clown on the wall of a storefront church.

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La Perla bakery's sign pictures luscious cookies and cakes in soft airbrush graphics.

La Perla Pyramid

Is this sandwich shop a place to write home about? Or just a place to meet up with close food friends?

Dear Sub

An auto repair shop with folksy mural painted on the wall next door.

Auto


Bandaid

The Groves Bakery sign is a real winner. But I wonder how the huge thermometer at the bottom fits in. Wouldn't it be more appropriate on an ice cream shop? Does a reminder of how hot it is outdoors encourage passersby to stop in for cakes or cookies? Sadly, even under Curlie's management the bakery has closed again.

Groves Bakery

I like the elaborate scaffolding structures used to hold up many small signs such as this one at A&R Foods. The cluster of word boxes and light strips is stitched together by bars and chains meant to be invisible behind the sign's message.

Food Mart


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