Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cheap Eats

Alas, closed earlier this year, as apartments are built upstairs.

Everyone raves about Tucker's, on Vine, but this place was just as good, if not better.
Cheaper, anyway.

9th and Main.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Way Out West

Where the wild things grow.  Here there be dragons.  Close to the edge of the world.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Faded, But Old?

At 15th and Republic.

The word "Coffee" is readily apparent, and we're going to guess beneath it "Premium".

Beyond that, is anyone else's guess.

However, our gut tells us, while this is almost gone, it wasn't here long.
Dunno why.  Just a hunch.
And if so, there's probably someone around who remembers, or has a picture of it, in its glory.

ICYMI: Make sure you see yesterday's entry.
It deals with a city working to preserve some ghost signs.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Recognizing the Artform

Community planning and design, history, and art all come together in Seattle, where college students have been documenting ghost signs, and trying to develop a policy to determine when a sign should be preserved, and when it should be let go.  

Kudos to GhostSigns UK for sharing this.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Keeping the Artform Alive

Cincinnati artist Rick Janney was commissioned to work on signage for Suder's Art Store in Over-the-Rhine.
After visiting Faded Ad Art, he was inspired to create his own ghost sign.

We hope others take note of his work, and are inspired to preserve existing ghost signs, or to create future faded ad art.

Special bonus:

Next door to the Suders' lot, the barest remnant of a sign.

Rick has seen it too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Everything HAS Gone

For as long as we can remember, storefront on Court Street has been little more than storage space, with a hint of something to come.
The hint has gotten stronger, as the sign was recently removed.

We were somewhat disappointed to learn there was nothing beneath it, except a rusted i-beam.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

McMicken Reopened

This street had barriers erected over the summer to try to curb the prostitution trade.

The barriers are gone, so, you can easily drive up, and see the old garage sign here, between Race and Vine.

At least, we see "garage" above the garage door.  Can't quite make out what's on the side.