Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Please Don't Take The Signs

One thing I share in common with one of my photographic heroes, Walker Evans, is a love for signs. I enjoy seeing the creativity employed in trying to make a sign eye-catching and memorable. Sometimes the designer succeeds, sometimes not. Crisp, simple graphics seem to work best as in the example below.

Ale House Sign, Black Mountain, NC  -  2013
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Walker Evans apparently liked signs so much that he was known to occasionally remove a sign (if no one was around) and take it home with him. I guess all heroes have their flaws. A ladder, screwdriver, and wrench are not usually part of my camera bag, so I was happy just to take home a digital copy of this one.

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