Yes, more vintage signs from around San Jose.
The Flamingo Motel. The Alameda, San Jose.
And this Orchard Supply sign , probably from the 1950s. In the background a del Monte water tower that I want to draw someday soon.
The San Jose Mercury News ran this piece last week about my vintage sign sketches.
I really liked how the piece appeared in all the neighborhood newspapers, where they used different sketches for each supplement. Now I have a whole collection of local newspapers with different sketches in them!
What I’d really like to do is go beyond the South Bay and draw these vintage signs from all over the Bay Area: the Mid-Peninsula, San Francisco, the East Bay… before they disappear! But until I find a way to put some serious time into it, it’s one sign at a time to add to this collection.