Handpainted signs are the rarest of vintage signs in San Jose. Not many remain, making the Diamond Laundry and [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.
Often, the signs I am most attracted to are the empty, broken ones, the ones with no image left to hint at what [Read More]
With something as iconic as Original Joe’s sign, you just need to see a wee little bit of it and you know [Read More]
Remember Mervyn’s ? Mervin G. Morris opened the first store in San Lorenzo, California on July 29, 1949. The [Read More]
A lime green boxcar with an Orchard Supply Hardware logo painted on it’s side sits in History Park, San Jose. [Read More]
The Center Paint Company sign is probably from 1955. The store moved to the current location in 1965, but the sign [Read More]