An arrow and a mid-century script together make this a classic icon of a neon sign. The giant red arrow has been [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.
Handpainted signs are the rarest of vintage signs in San Jose. Not many remain, making the Diamond Laundry and [Read More]
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]