Scattered all over San Jose are remnants of really interesting signs, often at car sales lots. When businesses change hands many times, the origins of these signs are often lost.
I don’t sketch them all, but this one is a beauty. (For the record, Public Auto Wholesale is still in business at this same lot) Sketching the sign on a rainy overcast day certainly helped. Look at that car on top of the sign. And I just love the arrow. Those spikes at the top of the sign that should keep the birds away? Not a bad idea, but I saw a couple of birds come and perch down for bit before taking off again…
1480 W San Carlos St