Signs in Greenpoint

Here are some of my favorite signs in Greenpoint.

The message on this building is mysterious.


There is a kind of stacking approach at work here: the statue of liberty on top of the twin towers. And a mixup of slogans: “united we stand” is followed by “united we run” and then “run for life” is paired with “life begins at 70”.IMG_0652


A sign about cloning on a Hearse.IMG_0323

I like the look of this restaurant awning.


My  favorite, Princess Manor Рa banquet hall with an aspirational name.IMG_0660

Sky Flower’s sign is fading and dripping away.IMG_0647_o

This is the best sign I’ve ever seen. It’s in San Francisco on Clement Street:


I did a quick redesign of the sign – I wanted to see what would happen if it looked really clean but kept the wordplay. The original is clearly better.

I love the look of “Steve’s Meat Market” but I thought I’d take a try at redesigning it anyway.

Here are two ideas I came up with. The meat image comes from the Wikipedia Entry on meat.



Here’s a horizontal version:

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