OTHER SIGNAGE SITES:
14th to 42nd
I worship this site. Walter aims to document every sign in NYC from 14th to 42nd. This is not possible, but brilliant. It is as beautiful as NYC. Strong focus on ghost signs on brick. My favorite kind. Walter is also very good about giving you as much info as possible about each sign and location. He doesn't just call it a day when the picture is taken.
The last word on Chicago signage & a number of other topics.
If nothing else, take a look at the Gyros signs.
Ruavista Signs of the City
Signs & Urban images from around the world - Paris, Mexico City. Somewhere in here is a collage of just NUMBERS on signs, which I'll link directly to if I ever find it again. If I were to fine tune my preoccupation, I'd focus on numbers. This site also includes urban soundscapes from Cairo, Jakarta & more.
Chicago "L" Signage
They should award prizes to the folks who figured out just what CTA's signage was getting at .
Chicago L-Stop T-shirts: Toghaus.com
Not exactly a signage site, but well in keeping with the CTA signage jamboree. It's not my custom to link to items for sale, but these shirts are super-cool. You can get any CTA el stop on the entire line. So you can be all hip and Blue Line Division stop, or go for the understated look and be Brown Line Francisco. You can ask yourself: which el stop would say the absolute least about a person? Come and get 'em before the CTA slaps this fellow with a cease-and-desist order.
Hundreds of beautiful black and white photos of the city; browsable by neighborhood.
This is Broken: Signs
This active blog is devoted to things that don't work. Folks post their photos of misleading & illogical signage, apostrophe abuse & more.
Engrish.com: Signs & Posters
You can spend all day at this site... fabulous repurposing of the English langage on japanese signs, packaging, t-shirts, etc.
PJ Chmiel Signs
A wide array of signs from around the U.S. Beautiful site.
The Typographic Signage Project
A nice collection of Chicago signs from Loyola's dept. of Visual Communications. Hard to tell if its going to grow, but it's beautifully presented, and they have a page of numbers.
This entire site is great, but the signs portion alone can keep me occupied all day. Great appreciation for ghost signs, enamel signs & street sign evolution. Its all fascinating.
The Fading Ad Museum
Beautiful & vast collection of ghost signs.
Manual of Traffic Signs
From Richard C. Moeur, traffic engineer.
Roger Johnson's site of Welcome signs to all 50 states.
Enamel Sign Information
From the Museum of Metalware.
CHICAGO PHOTO SITES:
Not just signs...
If they keep at it, they'll have photos of every square foot of the city. If only they were in color!
Urban 75: Chicago
A nice collection of Chicago pictures
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