There’s nothing “Standard” about this vintage Bay Ridge storefront. There’s a wonderful mix of font, color and shapes, all set against a pebble-textured background. The effect of this #midcentury sign is crisp and clean — qualities you want in your neighborhood cleaners. It’s been “serving the tailoring and dry cleaning needs of Bay Ridge over 50 years,” a window poster says. Here’s to many more! #bayridge #cleaners #brooklyn #savethesigns

There’s nothing “Standard” about this vintage Bay Ridge storefront. There’s a wonderful mix of font, color and shapes, all set against a pebble-textured background. The effect of this #midcentury sign is crisp and clean — qualities you want in your neighborhood cleaners. It’s been “serving the tailoring and dry cleaning needs of Bay Ridge over 50 years,” a window poster says. Here’s to many more! #bayridge #cleaners #brooklyn #savethesigns

Yes, there was a time when American downtowns were overflowing with gorgeous storefronts like this one in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for Reliance Cleaners. That time is long past, so let’s take a moment to cherish this one — just look at that turquoise paneling and the #fontastic lettering. It’s perfect in that simple, understated #midcentury retail way. #brooklyn #igersnyc #ignyc #igsignage #ig_signage #bayridge #retrologist

Yes, there was a time when American downtowns were overflowing with gorgeous storefronts like this one in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for Reliance Cleaners. That time is long past, so let’s take a moment to cherish this one — just look at that turquoise paneling and the #fontastic lettering. It’s perfect in that simple, understated #midcentury retail way. #brooklyn #igersnyc #ignyc #igsignage #ig_signage #bayridge #retrologist

There are signs and then there are SIGNS. I’m just in awe of this one for World of Tile in Springfield, New Jersey. It is an absolute #midcentury masterpiece, one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. Neon! Plastic lettering in pop colors! A massive globe! And a slick design that ties it all together. Pro tip: Route 22 in New Jersey has some true roadside gems. I’ll be posting more soon. #newjersey #igersnj #gardenstate

There are signs and then there are SIGNS. I’m just in awe of this one for World of Tile in Springfield, New Jersey. It is an absolute #midcentury masterpiece, one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. Neon! Plastic lettering in pop colors! A massive globe! And a slick design that ties it all together. Pro tip: Route 22 in New Jersey has some true roadside gems. I’ll be posting more soon. #newjersey #igersnj #gardenstate

What a refreshing sight in South Lake Tahoe, California: The Sno-Flake Drive-In. This is what #midcentury summer looks like. And those snowflakes!

What a refreshing sight in South Lake Tahoe, California: The Sno-Flake Drive-In. This is what #midcentury summer looks like. And those snowflakes!

Just. Wow. Behold the magnificent #midcentury sign for the Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne, one of the most striking signs along the #lincolnhighway. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns  #wyoming #cheyenne #igersusa

Just. Wow. Behold the magnificent #midcentury sign for the Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne, one of the most striking signs along the #lincolnhighway. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #wyoming #cheyenne #igersusa

Papaya King is indeed retro hot-dog royalty in New York — and this is why. This storefront in the East Village opened last year but is infused with the vintage DNA of the original location at 86th and Third, which dates to 1932. This is a very cool “concept store” that restores some badly needed neon glow to Gotham’s streets. #midcentury #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #hotdog #nyc #newyork #igersnyc #americana #typography

Papaya King is indeed retro hot-dog royalty in New York — and this is why. This storefront in the East Village opened last year but is infused with the vintage DNA of the original location at 86th and Third, which dates to 1932. This is a very cool “concept store” that restores some badly needed neon glow to Gotham’s streets. #midcentury #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #hotdog #nyc #newyork #igersnyc #americana #typography

Every so often — quite often along Route 66 — you discover a sign that captivates you. That’s how I felt about the Oak Park Motel in Monrovia, California. It’s a winner on numerous levels: the neon lettering, the boomerang shape, the faded lettering for “apartments,” and the beloved “Color TV by RCA.” This sign would have looked great on RCA’s NBC network in the 1960s, its bold blue and palm tree shadow set against the magnificent San Gabriel Valley sky. #midcentury #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica  #route66 #motherroad #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #justsigns #igsignage #ig_signage #california_igers #socal #igersla #igers_la #socalclassic #ipulledoverforthis #monrovia #jj_california #sangabrielvalley #boomerang #spaceage #1950s #neon #neonsigns #neonporn

Every so often — quite often along Route 66 — you discover a sign that captivates you. That’s how I felt about the Oak Park Motel in Monrovia, California. It’s a winner on numerous levels: the neon lettering, the boomerang shape, the faded lettering for “apartments,” and the beloved “Color TV by RCA.” This sign would have looked great on RCA’s NBC network in the 1960s, its bold blue and palm tree shadow set against the magnificent San Gabriel Valley sky. #midcentury #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #route66 #motherroad #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #justsigns #igsignage #ig_signage #california_igers #socal #igersla #igers_la #socalclassic #ipulledoverforthis #monrovia #jj_california #sangabrielvalley #boomerang #spaceage #1950s #neon #neonsigns #neonporn

The mere mention of Route 66 evokes images of a classic car and an endless ribbon of heartland road. But in Pomona, California, the Mother Road conjures another form of getting around: bikes, in particular, a Schwinn. Savor the magnificent #googie glory of this #midcentury Coates Cyclery sign. It may just inspire me to do #Route66 on a bike — well, maybe.

The mere mention of Route 66 evokes images of a classic car and an endless ribbon of heartland road. But in Pomona, California, the Mother Road conjures another form of getting around: bikes, in particular, a Schwinn. Savor the magnificent #googie glory of this #midcentury Coates Cyclery sign. It may just inspire me to do #Route66 on a bike — well, maybe.

Breakfast at #googie masterpiece Pann’s,  near #LAX, where this adventure must alas come to an end. Really enjoyed my 10 days on the road in California. Many more photos coming soon on my Instagram feed and theretrologist.com. (Oh, and if you’ve never been to Pann’s, go! Serving comfort food in an intact #midcentury environment since 1958.) #igersla #igers_la #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #americana #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #neon #neonsign #neonporn #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #justmytype #fontastic #diners #1950s #oldschool #retrolicious #architecture

Breakfast at #googie masterpiece Pann’s,  near #LAX, where this adventure must alas come to an end. Really enjoyed my 10 days on the road in California. Many more photos coming soon on my Instagram feed and theretrologist.com. (Oh, and if you’ve never been to Pann’s, go! Serving comfort food in an intact #midcentury environment since 1958.) #igersla #igers_la #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #americana #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #neon #neonsign #neonporn #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #justmytype #fontastic #diners #1950s #oldschool #retrolicious #architecture

A short video I shot tonight of Circus Liquor, one of the most amazing signs I’ve ever seen. You’ll see why. #circusliquor #la #losangeles #ig_la #signgeeks #signporn #neon #neonsigns #signswithclowns #clowns #circus #california #california_igers #mydayinla #liquorstore #midcentury