Monday, May 28, 2007

Nice sign painting

This was a sports-equipment store for as long as I can remember. But that store is now gone and in preparation for the next business, look at what was revealed.

Speed lines on "Race Place." And check out the painted stop light next to the real stop light.

Now that's graphic design.

1 comment:

dewcon said...

Cool. You're right, one rarely sees original lettering like this on businesses anymore. You could pin the time period down by stopping by your local library and looking through some old St. Paul City Directories to see when the Race Place was in business. Also, the "street light" illustrations may also have been representations of those racing countdown lights used at drag strips, etc.