Chiaramonte's Deli & Sausages is San Jose's oldest running shop, dating back to 1908.
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 great thing about small store signs is that I see the neon tubing, the wiring...all the stuff that makes it so [Read More]
I sketched this “empty sign” in San Jose’s Japantown years ago, before I knew it’s [Read More]
I’ve driven down this street countless times and never noticed this sign for Quiet Village. This pretty [Read More]
New plans are afloat to build a boutique hotel where Charles Motel now stands. So the sign stands for now, [Read More]
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]