Friday, September 24, 2010

Illustration Friday: Old Fashioned- Signs



Why don't they make signs like this anymore? Old liquor stores and bowling alleys always have the best signs. Such great shapes and all different sorts of typography put together. Just a few samples i did for fun...I made an effort to do some painting today but got suckered into buying a newspaper subscription to benefit some kids school. He stood in front of my still life talking to me, i couldn't get away because i only had like 30 minutes of light to complete the painting. So i sat there with all my supplies strewn about around me, trying to rush finishing my painting. By the time he got done with his rant i had become frustrated and the painting was ruined, and now i have a subscription to the sunday newspaper. Better luck tomorrow hopefully.

9 comments:

Doodle Isle said...

Wow this is neat :D great work

Pat said...

I agree. These old signs have so much character and are just plain fun to look at.

Mireille Sillander said...

What a wonderfully inventive interpertation. Good job. :)

damon said...

cool!!

Jeff Schinkel said...

Those signs are great! Nice work!

psychopooch said...

Nice sign!

String said...

I love old signs. Great illustrations.

Samantha Webb said...

very cool take on the theme! I wish they made them like that too! x

dirty_bytes said...

0an these are great! I am working on a 1950's era video game and have bunch of signs like this too do. I also wonder what happened to this artform.