There’s this fabulous looking sign that just reads ‘Time’ over a clock located above a shopfront on the corner of Bascom and San Carlos in San Jose. Turns out it’s the Time Deli which has been around since 1950.
Too labored, no focus. It’s pretty common for me to end up with a sketch I’m not happy with, especially when the scene involves details I want to include: a sign in a particular font, in this instance. So I turn the page and do another one. Capture two, with only a slight change in angle. By now I’m seeing more clearly, I’ve sketched this once before, I know it better. That really helps me simplify, work bolder and create focus. Another 20 minute sketch.
I’m running a little late for my next appointment, but I needed that second sketch.
More vintage signs from around the South Bay and other places. Here on flickr.