This is part of a magnificent ceiling mural in the lobby of the Chrysler Building, which was once  New York’s tallest building. Look up next time you’re in the lobby. The ceiling is gorgeous and easy to miss. #artdeco #nyc #igersnyc #architecture

This is part of a magnificent ceiling mural in the lobby of the Chrysler Building, which was once New York’s tallest building. Look up next time you’re in the lobby. The ceiling is gorgeous and easy to miss. #artdeco #nyc #igersnyc #architecture

Here’s a story of an architect named Brady’s house. Behold The Brady Bunch house in Studio City. No trip to Los Angeles is complete for me without a visit. #bradybunch #thebradybunch #mydayinla #california #california_igers #architecture #classictv #roadsideamerica #americana #classictv

Here’s a story of an architect named Brady’s house. Behold The Brady Bunch house in Studio City. No trip to Los Angeles is complete for me without a visit. #bradybunch #thebradybunch #mydayinla #california #california_igers #architecture #classictv #roadsideamerica #americana #classictv

Spotted this vintage neon beauty in Yucca Valley, en route to the other-worldly Joshua Tree National Park. The Sands Motel, along with only a few other spots along Highway 62, keeps the midcentury road-trip vibe alive. Sands was a popular name, especially in the Southwest, for motels, even far from the rat-pack glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. #neon #neonsign #neonporn #yuccavalley #highway62 #joshuatree #highdesert #california_igers #roadsideamerica #americana #architecture #midcentury #ratpack #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #palmsprings #retro #vintagesigns #vintageneon

Spotted this vintage neon beauty in Yucca Valley, en route to the other-worldly Joshua Tree National Park. The Sands Motel, along with only a few other spots along Highway 62, keeps the midcentury road-trip vibe alive. Sands was a popular name, especially in the Southwest, for motels, even far from the rat-pack glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. #neon #neonsign #neonporn #yuccavalley #highway62 #joshuatree #highdesert #california_igers #roadsideamerica #americana #architecture #midcentury #ratpack #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #palmsprings #retro #vintagesigns #vintageneon

A detail from one of the most amazing places in California: the world’s longest-operating McDonald’s, looking just like it did in 1953. This McDonald’s is in Downey, a mecca of #midcentury California roadside culture. #mcdonalds #architecture #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #socal #downey #fontastic #justmytype #typography #typevstime #speedee #roadeats #oldsigns #vintageneon #neonporn #neonsign

A detail from one of the most amazing places in California: the world’s longest-operating McDonald’s, looking just like it did in 1953. This McDonald’s is in Downey, a mecca of #midcentury California roadside culture. #mcdonalds #architecture #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #socal #downey #fontastic #justmytype #typography #typevstime #speedee #roadeats #oldsigns #vintageneon #neonporn #neonsign

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

Beautiful sketch of The News Building, home to WPIX and (until 1995) The Daily News. The WPIX transmitter used to be atop The News Building. #television #architecture #newyorkcity #ephemera #media #drawings

Beautiful sketch of The News Building, home to WPIX and (until 1995) The Daily News. The WPIX transmitter used to be atop The News Building. #television #architecture #newyorkcity #ephemera #media #drawings

Twin Towers forever: Another fine addition to my collection of signs that still use their silhouette. Roll back on my feed or visit my Tumblr, theretrologist.com, for more examples. #wtc #nyc #logos #typography #sun #skyline #architecture

Twin Towers forever: Another fine addition to my collection of signs that still use their silhouette. Roll back on my feed or visit my Tumblr, theretrologist.com, for more examples. #wtc #nyc #logos #typography #sun #skyline #architecture

The Twin Tower silhouette lingers on these doors outside a midtown police precinct. #relics #nypd #wtc #worldtradecenter #architecture #ephemera #twintowers

The Twin Tower silhouette lingers on these doors outside a midtown police precinct. #relics #nypd #wtc #worldtradecenter #architecture #ephemera #twintowers

Lower Manhattan skyline silhouette at sunset. #architecture #skyline #nyc #wtc #worldtradecenter

Lower Manhattan skyline silhouette at sunset. #architecture #skyline #nyc #wtc #worldtradecenter