Mom & Pop’s Toy Shop was located in the heart of Hamtramck’s retail district on Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck being a separate town inside of Detroit, which was at one point mostly Polish, then seemed to become more hipster, with an influx of other ethnic groups and, on my last visit, seemed a bit barren, with more ghost signs than I’d expected.
Trivergence by Carl Leck is a series of overpass murals in Indianapolis, located on East 10th St. under I-65. Measuring approximately 1,000 linear feet, it was painted by a group of volunteers as part of the 46 for XLVI mural initiative [public art created in preparation for Indy hosting the Super Bowl]. Continue reading →
How much do I love terrazzo signs? A lot. This one in downtown Ferndale, MI is for the old Innes J. Davidson Jeweler, and the color and lettering are so beautiful that we should ponder this lovely O before moving on to the whole thing. Continue reading →
This terrazzo ghost sign for Herzog is located at 806 Madison Ave. in charming, sleepy downtown Covington, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Herzog Jewelers still exists, albeit in nearby Fort Mitchell. Continue reading →