Tuesday, July 17, 2007

strip mall signage

I have a big fascination with strip mall signage. I like the pattern the text makes, the density and variety of information packed into repeating uniform rectangles. I first started noticing it a few years ago, one week in summer. I took a million pictures of various locations in San Diego and LA. That's when I was living in Holland and everything in the US suddenly looked really colorful and new and kinda unconsciously wonderfully artless.

This is the one by my house that I see everyday. I want to make a screen print of it? A drawing? I don't know, something!


Yukako said...

I would embroider it for you :-)

paige said...

I would wear a silkscreen tshirt of that.

And I would also wear ANYTHING embroidered by Yukako.

Ken said...

I dig strip mall signage as well! It's like real web banner ads, or is it the other way around?

alex schaefer said...

Hi Shannon! Thanks for your comment. I think yukako's idea of embroidering this photo is genius! Or a sloppy little print Gocco. I love the squirrel the most.