This sign for Carlo Firato and Sons Delicatessen is from the 1920s and is one of the oldest signs in existence in [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.
This Wheel Works sign is from the 1950s. Ever wondered how neon signs are made? If you watch this [Read More]
Ritz Cleaners is now gone, as is the rest of the strip mall it stands in. It’s so easy to overlook these [Read More]
There are only a few of these older 7-Eleven signs left in San Jose. Did you know that the company’s first [Read More]
Here’s another sign with no history I can trace. On Almaden Road, in a closed lot where this sign stands. So [Read More]
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]