Sketching old signs in San Jose has always had a sense of urgency for me. I never know when a sign on my long list [Read More]
This site documents the disappearing vintage signage of San Jose, California, captured through Urban Sketches. Know of a sign I haven’t sketched yet? Or a story connected to a sign? I’d love to hear from you. Use the contact page and get in touch.
The Ann Darling Shopping center is where the Food Bowl sign stands. The sign dates back to 1959. Yet another [Read More]
Googie signs are the best, there’s such an air of optimism to their almost-brash, futuristic look. When you [Read More]
I remember an evening of dinner and live music at Garden City, not so long ago. Okay, maybe it’s been 15ish [Read More]
Century 21 Theater opened in 1964, the finest in a series of dome theaters designed by Vincent Raney. Century 21 [Read More]
Flamingo Motel. Once almost shutdown, but now (with hotel and sign) in working condition. Classic ‘neon [Read More]