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.
La Perla bakery's sign pictures luscious cookies and cakes in soft airbrush graphics.
Is this sandwich shop a place to write home about? Or just a place to meet up with close food friends?
An auto repair shop with folksy mural painted on the wall next door.
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.
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.