The fourth installment of my typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on local businesses. Above, BLUWISP reps the beloved downtown Cincinnati Blue Wisp Jazz Club, which moved to the corner of 7th and Race a few months ago [into what was most recently Bag Pipes].
NSDE TVN, a.k.a. the Northside Tavern:
ACME LOK, or Acme Lock and Hardware on Main St. downtown:
4EG CIN, a.k.a. the Four Entertainment Group:
1 HOTEL is the Cincinnatian Hotel downtown:
KITNBUS! I had to look this one up, so it’s a good thing the URL is right on the car. Check it out; I promise you won’t be disappointed:
The PICT IT van has been parked on 15th St. at Pleasant in Over-the-Rhine for a while now. I thought it was a reference to “picking,” as the old Walt’s corner store building has been getting cleaned out.
Actually, the van belongs to the Picture It Construction Company:
It’s sort of funny to see SEGWAY on a van, but it must belong to the owner of Segway of Cincinnati:
That’s the business responsible for the fools riding up and down the sidewalks in my neighborhood, performing their best impersonations of Arrested Development‘s Gob [see also The Decline of Western Civilization Part IV: The Segway Years and Who Needs a Bike Lock?]:
If one of these license plates is on your car, worry not — I’m not a creeper, just a flâneur with a camera and an eye for minutia. For more in the series, check out Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, and Part 3: God stuff.