Preserving historic signage and striving to remember signs of the past are important goals to those who understand that signage is art. Much like a photograph, signs of all types, Monument Signs, Channel Letter Signs or ADA Signs, are a snap shot that represent what was going on in the world at the time that sign was built. It is a reflection of a city’s culture, look, and even its priorities. That’s why we at Landmark Signs were excited by the website,vernaculartypography.com, a website that notes that “all over the world, there are cities and towns that retain their rich traditions of vernacular signage.” One of their goals is to find images of these historic signs and preserve their legacy on their website. This ensures that in the case of the removal of these signs, they can still be remembered and cherished for the moment in time the sign captured.
Check out some of the signs they have found. Here are a few of our favorites.
Metal Billboard Sign
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