This ghost sign for a hotel is located on Clay St. between Kearny and Montgomery is San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. I can’t make out all the words — rooms, 25-30-35-50 per night, $1.50 per week and up, hot and cold water free…
The Chicago Cultural Center, wow! Where to even begin? Designed by Boston architectural firm Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, the building opened in downtown Chicago in 1892 as the city’s central library. Its interior includes marble, polished brass, rare hardwoods, and mosaics made of Favrile glass, mother-of-pearl and colored stone, as well as the largest stained glass Tiffany dome in the world.
Ellipses in the Key of Blue by Oakland-based artist Randy Colosky is a temporary mural in the South of Market area of San Francisco, covering the site of the Yerba Buena/Moscone BART station, currently under construction. It is on view until May 2015.
Sometimes we have a VL update that’s not about the products we design and produce! I was recently interviewed by Bill Rinehart of WVXU [and the blog The Writing on the Walls] about ghost signs. You can read or listen to the segment here. Related: this Wednesday, the American Sign Museum is screening the documentary Sign Painters.