Textual Artifacts

An archive of curated material involving interesting new, but mostly old, typographic signage, advertising and design.

Great sign for Johnny’s Market on Gravois Rd. located in St. Louis. Got this great submission from Mr. Nick Blesch of Indianapolis. What a classic style. Really into the $ and the scripty “Johnny’s.”

See what happens, folks, send me a submission and I will definitely use it. Keep ‘em comin!

Apr 26
Great sign for Johnny’s Market on Gravois Rd. located in St. Louis. Got this great submission from Mr. Nick Blesch of Indianapolis. What a classic style. Really into the $ and the scripty “Johnny’s.”
See what happens, folks, send me a submission and I will definitely use it. Keep ‘em comin!

Taken by my trusty contributor, Jeremy Jacobs, in Attica, Indiana. That lime green with the curve of those lines…man. Even the letters have some great curves. 

Apr 03

Greyhound Station located at Third and Sycamore streets, Evansville, IN. This was taken by Mr. Jeremy Jacobs back in 2010. Great Art Deco design going on there.  

Mar 30
Greyhound Station located at Third and Sycamore streets, Evansville, IN. This was taken by Mr. Jeremy Jacobs back in 2010. Great Art Deco design going on there.  

Located at Main and Hancock, just east of downtown Louisville. One of the few original, old signs left in an area of town where the old buildings are being spruced up with new “old” signs. It’s only a matter of time for this one, too, I’m afraid.

Mar 28
Located at Main and Hancock, just east of downtown Louisville. One of the few original, old signs left in an area of town where the old buildings are being spruced up with new “old” signs. It’s only a matter of time for this one, too, I’m afraid.

Sorry for the loooong delay folks. I lost my cache of photos and was only able to FINALLY go out to get some more this weekend.

These gems are located on the corner of Goss Ave and Hoertz/George Hauck Pl. in Germantown/Schnitzelburg here in bloomin Louisville, KY. I’m really into the contrast of the thin, more stylized look of the neon on the front of the store with the thicker letters on the hanging sign. Love both of them suckers, though. 100 Years strong for sure. 
 

Mar 26

Found this Concord Bentley bike in a Salvation Army in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The letter work on the chain guard is what initially caught my eye, but the Concord badge is what made me take the photo. Like the lions, love the C. The gold, orange and blue combo isn’t anything to scoff at, either. 

Mar 13

Hand lettered vs. Neon. Found on E. Market St. betwixt 3rd and 4th Streets in New Albany, Indiana. 

Mar 05
Hand lettered vs. Neon. Found on E. Market St. betwixt 3rd and 4th Streets in New Albany, Indiana. 

This DeRozier’s sign is hot! I wanna take a drive up to this spot just to look at that thing up close and personal. Hard to tell if it’s hand painted or not. Regardless. Hot. Taken by Jenna Brown in Peru, Indiana.

Mar 01
This DeRozier’s sign is hot! I wanna take a drive up to this spot just to look at that thing up close and personal. Hard to tell if it’s hand painted or not. Regardless. Hot. Taken by Jenna Brown in Peru, Indiana.

This is located in New Albany, Indiana, on Main Street. I’ve always like the cut angle of this sign. Liking the type a lot, too. I need to get a closer photo sometime. 

Feb 29
This is located in New Albany, Indiana, on Main Street. I’ve always like the cut angle of this sign. Liking the type a lot, too. I need to get a closer photo sometime. 

The Murphy Elevator Company, Main St., Louisville, KY. Taken last year, I think. I drive by this spot every day but can’t remember if the sign, or the business, is still there. I added a detail of the sign and an old photo from some time of yore of the same spot. Nice to see the similarities and little changes.

Feb 27
Great sign for Johnny’s Market on Gravois Rd. located in St. Louis. Got this great submission from Mr. Nick Blesch of Indianapolis. What a classic style. Really into the $ and the scripty “Johnny’s.”
See what happens, folks, send me a submission and I will definitely use it. Keep ‘em comin!
Great sign for Johnny’s Market on Gravois Rd. located in St. Louis. Got this great submission from Mr. Nick Blesch of Indianapolis. What a classic style. Really into the $ and the scripty “Johnny’s.”
See what happens, folks, send me a submission and I will definitely use it. Keep ‘em comin!

Great sign for Johnny’s Market on Gravois Rd. located in St. Louis. Got this great submission from Mr. Nick Blesch of Indianapolis. What a classic style. Really into the $ and the scripty “Johnny’s.”

See what happens, folks, send me a submission and I will definitely use it. Keep ‘em comin!

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Posted on Tuesday April 3rd 2012 at 08:59am. Its tags are listed below.

Taken by my trusty contributor, Jeremy Jacobs, in Attica, Indiana. That lime green with the curve of those lines…man. Even the letters have some great curves. 

Textual Artifacts

Posted on Friday March 30th 2012 at 09:09am. Its tags are listed below.

Greyhound Station located at Third and Sycamore streets, Evansville, IN. This was taken by Mr. Jeremy Jacobs back in 2010. Great Art Deco design going on there.  
Greyhound Station located at Third and Sycamore streets, Evansville, IN. This was taken by Mr. Jeremy Jacobs back in 2010. Great Art Deco design going on there.  

Greyhound Station located at Third and Sycamore streets, Evansville, IN. This was taken by Mr. Jeremy Jacobs back in 2010. Great Art Deco design going on there.  

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Posted on Wednesday March 28th 2012 at 10:14am. Its tags are listed below.

Located at Main and Hancock, just east of downtown Louisville. One of the few original, old signs left in an area of town where the old buildings are being spruced up with new “old” signs. It’s only a matter of time for this one, too, I’m afraid.
Located at Main and Hancock, just east of downtown Louisville. One of the few original, old signs left in an area of town where the old buildings are being spruced up with new “old” signs. It’s only a matter of time for this one, too, I’m afraid.

Located at Main and Hancock, just east of downtown Louisville. One of the few original, old signs left in an area of town where the old buildings are being spruced up with new “old” signs. It’s only a matter of time for this one, too, I’m afraid.

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Posted on Monday March 26th 2012 at 09:44am. Its tags are listed below.

Sorry for the loooong delay folks. I lost my cache of photos and was only able to FINALLY go out to get some more this weekend.

These gems are located on the corner of Goss Ave and Hoertz/George Hauck Pl. in Germantown/Schnitzelburg here in bloomin Louisville, KY. I’m really into the contrast of the thin, more stylized look of the neon on the front of the store with the thicker letters on the hanging sign. Love both of them suckers, though. 100 Years strong for sure. 
 

Textual Artifacts

Posted on Tuesday March 13th 2012 at 11:40pm. Its tags are listed below.

Found this Concord Bentley bike in a Salvation Army in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The letter work on the chain guard is what initially caught my eye, but the Concord badge is what made me take the photo. Like the lions, love the C. The gold, orange and blue combo isn’t anything to scoff at, either. 

Textual Artifacts

Posted on Monday March 5th 2012 at 09:33am. Its tags are listed below.

Hand lettered vs. Neon. Found on E. Market St. betwixt 3rd and 4th Streets in New Albany, Indiana. 
Hand lettered vs. Neon. Found on E. Market St. betwixt 3rd and 4th Streets in New Albany, Indiana. 

Hand lettered vs. Neon. Found on E. Market St. betwixt 3rd and 4th Streets in New Albany, Indiana. 

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Posted on Thursday March 1st 2012 at 09:09am. Its tags are listed below.

This DeRozier’s sign is hot! I wanna take a drive up to this spot just to look at that thing up close and personal. Hard to tell if it’s hand painted or not. Regardless. Hot. Taken by Jenna Brown in Peru, Indiana.
This DeRozier’s sign is hot! I wanna take a drive up to this spot just to look at that thing up close and personal. Hard to tell if it’s hand painted or not. Regardless. Hot. Taken by Jenna Brown in Peru, Indiana.

This DeRozier’s sign is hot! I wanna take a drive up to this spot just to look at that thing up close and personal. Hard to tell if it’s hand painted or not. Regardless. Hot. Taken by Jenna Brown in Peru, Indiana.

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Posted on Wednesday February 29th 2012 at 09:15am. Its tags are listed below.

This is located in New Albany, Indiana, on Main Street. I’ve always like the cut angle of this sign. Liking the type a lot, too. I need to get a closer photo sometime. 
This is located in New Albany, Indiana, on Main Street. I’ve always like the cut angle of this sign. Liking the type a lot, too. I need to get a closer photo sometime. 

This is located in New Albany, Indiana, on Main Street. I’ve always like the cut angle of this sign. Liking the type a lot, too. I need to get a closer photo sometime. 

Textual Artifacts

Posted on Monday February 27th 2012 at 09:43am. Its tags are listed below.

The Murphy Elevator Company, Main St., Louisville, KY. Taken last year, I think. I drive by this spot every day but can’t remember if the sign, or the business, is still there. I added a detail of the sign and an old photo from some time of yore of the same spot. Nice to see the similarities and little changes.