Friday, June 7, 2013

Fading signs

General Pencil Company, Jersey City. ©Frank H. Jump
I ran across an interesting blog about fading signs called Fading Ad Blog. Besides finding a couple of good New Jersey and New York signs (see above), there are a whole host of images for inspiration. If you are really interested, the author Frank Jump also has books called Fading Ads of New York and Fading Ads of Philadelphia in hardback, paperback and Kindle. I'm going to check them out.

*Edit* As pointed out by Frank in the comments, it is actually Lawrence O'Toole's Philadelphia book in the Fading Ads series, which now includes a Fading Ads of Birmingham. A great resource for modelers and excellent reference and/or entertainment for anyone interested in signs, history, business, architecture, cities, graphic design, etc.!