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Street Signs

April 13, 2012

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Here’s some random snapshots of graffiti, signs, and lettering that have warmed my heart as I move through Portland and Pittsburgh.


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These are both from Pittsburgh, the scratched graf from the holding cell at the (now closed) police substation in Oakland, and the kilroy-esque ‘yes’ on the Birmingham Bridge.
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Both from Portland, Slacker Willie’s parking spot is behind Jefferson High School. The duct tape sidewalk abstraction is somewhere near Albina.
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Conceptually impressive.
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Both from Pittsburgh, one containing one of my favorite hammer and sickle tags.
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Portland, on the street and at the punk house.
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Two sandwich board signs from Portland. When I first saw the one on the left I thought it said Mass Age, thinking it some new Portland assembly line themed cafe, wasn’t till I looked at it later that I realized it simply said ‘massage’. Anyway, two examples of handsome lettering.
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A mail drop box in Polish Hill, and the emergency instructions in the lab at school.

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