Joyce Kaufman is a Cincinnati-based mosaic and mixed-media artist who maintains a studio at Brazee Street Studios. I recently came across her work at MiCA 12/v in Over-the-Rhine.
The battered remnants of the Googie-style ghost sign for the Galaxy Diner are located at 805 Pennsylvania Ave. in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Baltimore’s Peabody Institute was commissioned by philanthropist George Peabody and designed by London-born architect Edmund George Lind. Construction was completed in 1878.
The Knock on the Door: a bit of light reading courtesy of Cincinnati writer Zan McQuade.
Get a Sneak Peek Inside Over-the-Rhine’s Newest Place to Live: just that.
Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop: “For-profit companies chase these urbanites with upscale housing and creative marketing campaigns, transforming blighted and blue-collar neighborhoods into ‘livable’ urban nooks.”
Baltimore City: You’re Not Breaking My Heart: a feisty response to this.
Before & After: 25 of New York City’s Most Transformative Road Diets: wider sidewalks, more bike lanes, safer crosswalks, etc.
Watch NYC Gentrify through Google Street View GIFs: mesmerizing animations.
Type Novel: photos of signs; eye candy for days.
What have we here? Located on West York St. between Bull and Whitaker Sts. in Savannah, this is a 3-in-1 ghost sign. Most prominent is Taylor’s Art Store — Pictures, Frames, ___, &c. Lower down we have Plug Cut and, on the right, Smoke Seal ___.
Spotted this on the Cherry Creek Bicycle Trail that runs through downtown Denver. Slow. Stay to right. Bicyclists yield to meds. Hmm…
I spotted this ghost sign in Journal Square in Jersey City. There’s a huge area of unintelligible lettering, then “free pick-up service,” something more below, with a 1970s-style supergraphic to the right.