Epic signage for the Rite Spot Motel along the Lincoln Highway in Fayetteville, Pa. This sign reminds me of some of the finest along #route66. Keep following me for more signs and ephemera from the Lincoln Highway, which runs from Times Square to San Francisco. I’ll be exploring parts of it in the next month or so, and will then do the big stretch from Illinois to San Francisco in the early summer. As they used to say in the era when motel signs had neon TV logos, stay tuned! And scroll back on my feed or visit theretrologist.com for my Route 66 photos. #retrosigns #oldsigns #lincolnhighway #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #neon #neonsign #neonporn #pennsylvania  #typography #justmytype #typevstime #signswithstars

Epic signage for the Rite Spot Motel along the Lincoln Highway in Fayetteville, Pa. This sign reminds me of some of the finest along #route66. Keep following me for more signs and ephemera from the Lincoln Highway, which runs from Times Square to San Francisco. I’ll be exploring parts of it in the next month or so, and will then do the big stretch from Illinois to San Francisco in the early summer. As they used to say in the era when motel signs had neon TV logos, stay tuned! And scroll back on my feed or visit theretrologist.com for my Route 66 photos. #retrosigns #oldsigns #lincolnhighway #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #neon #neonsign #neonporn #pennsylvania #typography #justmytype #typevstime #signswithstars

Hallelujah! The Art Deco Salvation Army building on 14th Street has a nicely preserved neon sign. #salvationarmy #neon #neonsign #neonporn #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #americana #roadsideamerica #nyc #newyorkcity #streetphotography #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #artdeco #vintagesigns

Hallelujah! The Art Deco Salvation Army building on 14th Street has a nicely preserved neon sign. #salvationarmy #neon #neonsign #neonporn #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #americana #roadsideamerica #nyc #newyorkcity #streetphotography #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #artdeco #vintagesigns

You could be forgiven for thinking the signage at Desmond’s Steakhouse has been around for years, but it’s actually brand new. It replaced the iconic neon lights of the OTB Winner’s Circle, that survivor of a grittier New York where horse-race gambling parlors were dotted with Oscar Madison clones. Be that as it may, Desmond’s has come up with a set of impressive neo-retro signs that left me impressed and encouraged — encouraged because this was a real effort to create signage that makes a retro-flavored statement. Inventive signage was once almost universal in New York — today, we are confronted with the unstoppable scourge of bland vinyl awnings and other affronts to interesting street life. #nyc #newyorkcity #timessquare #steakhouse #neonsign #neon #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #neoretro

You could be forgiven for thinking the signage at Desmond’s Steakhouse has been around for years, but it’s actually brand new. It replaced the iconic neon lights of the OTB Winner’s Circle, that survivor of a grittier New York where horse-race gambling parlors were dotted with Oscar Madison clones. Be that as it may, Desmond’s has come up with a set of impressive neo-retro signs that left me impressed and encouraged — encouraged because this was a real effort to create signage that makes a retro-flavored statement. Inventive signage was once almost universal in New York — today, we are confronted with the unstoppable scourge of bland vinyl awnings and other affronts to interesting street life. #nyc #newyorkcity #timessquare #steakhouse #neonsign #neon #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #neoretro

A relic of the 1939-40 World’s Fair, the White Mana diner in Jersey City dishes sliders in a compact art-deco time machine that was once billed as the “diner of the future.” It still feels that way! Enjoy the rich variety of signage. #diners #newjersey #jerseycity #whitemana #typography #justmytype #cocacola #cokesigns #neon #neonporn #signstalkers #signgeeks #signjunkie #ig_signage #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #retro #americana #roadsideamerica #hamburgers #burgerstands #worldsfair #1930s #artdeco #1940s

A relic of the 1939-40 World’s Fair, the White Mana diner in Jersey City dishes sliders in a compact art-deco time machine that was once billed as the “diner of the future.” It still feels that way! Enjoy the rich variety of signage. #diners #newjersey #jerseycity #whitemana #typography #justmytype #cocacola #cokesigns #neon #neonporn #signstalkers #signgeeks #signjunkie #ig_signage #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #retro #americana #roadsideamerica #hamburgers #burgerstands #worldsfair #1930s #artdeco #1940s

Ballantine beer and its iconic three-ring logo — “the crisp refresher” as the 1960s jingle went. This ghost brand was a household name once, as this #neonsign in #SoHo reminds us.  #neon #beer #ig_signage #ig_beer #signgeeks #signporn #signswithcircles #retrologist #retrosigns #rous_roadsigns

Ballantine beer and its iconic three-ring logo — “the crisp refresher” as the 1960s jingle went. This ghost brand was a household name once, as this #neonsign in #SoHo reminds us. #neon #beer #ig_signage #ig_beer #signgeeks #signporn #signswithcircles #retrologist #retrosigns #rous_roadsigns

Follow the yellow arrow! Humble #neonsign beckons parking-deprived drivers 24/7 in midtown Manhattan. #neon #nyc #ig_signage #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #signswitharrows

Follow the yellow arrow! Humble #neonsign beckons parking-deprived drivers 24/7 in midtown Manhattan. #neon #nyc #ig_signage #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #signswitharrows

I’ve been eating here since before #Seinfeld made Tom’s famous. Tom’s had some greasy-spoon company in Morningside Heights back in the day — College Inn, Grandma’s — but they’re long gone. The neighborhood has spiffed up around Tom’s, but it plugs on, now that it’s a tourist destination. #neon #neonsign #signporn #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #diners #seinfeld

I’ve been eating here since before #Seinfeld made Tom’s famous. Tom’s had some greasy-spoon company in Morningside Heights back in the day — College Inn, Grandma’s — but they’re long gone. The neighborhood has spiffed up around Tom’s, but it plugs on, now that it’s a tourist destination. #neon #neonsign #signporn #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #diners #seinfeld

You probably haven’t used or even seen a fax machine in years, but this neon anachronism in Morningside Heights harks back to a time when access to one was worth promoting in orange glowing tubes. #fax #neonsign #neon #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #relics #streetphotography #nycstreets #nyc #anachronism #retrotech #retrologist

You probably haven’t used or even seen a fax machine in years, but this neon anachronism in Morningside Heights harks back to a time when access to one was worth promoting in orange glowing tubes. #fax #neonsign #neon #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #relics #streetphotography #nycstreets #nyc #anachronism #retrotech #retrologist

This is one of the finest midcentury signs I’ve ever seen. It survives in Yonkers, N.Y., at the Center Raceway Diner, established in 1963. The sign has so much that makes it a best in class: funky geometry, an arrow, flashing light bulbs, typographical variety, pink neon, rich shades of yellow and orange, a fantastic cartoon, period wording like cocktails. For you #signgeeks out there, it’s a must visit if you’re anywhere near New York. Next time, I’ll be sure to stop in for some coffee. The place is popular, as measured by the full parking lot. #signporn #neonsigns #neon #googie #midcentury #signswitharrows #pop #ig_signage #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #americana #1960s #royalsnappingartists #roadtrip

This is one of the finest midcentury signs I’ve ever seen. It survives in Yonkers, N.Y., at the Center Raceway Diner, established in 1963. The sign has so much that makes it a best in class: funky geometry, an arrow, flashing light bulbs, typographical variety, pink neon, rich shades of yellow and orange, a fantastic cartoon, period wording like cocktails. For you #signgeeks out there, it’s a must visit if you’re anywhere near New York. Next time, I’ll be sure to stop in for some coffee. The place is popular, as measured by the full parking lot. #signporn #neonsigns #neon #googie #midcentury #signswitharrows #pop #ig_signage #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #americana #1960s #royalsnappingartists #roadtrip

New Jersey is the state of diners, and the Arlington’s impressive neon holds its own in the battle of epic signage. The real feast is on the facade, folks. #neonsign #neon #newjersey #ig_diners #diners #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #signgeeks #ig_signage #vintage #retro

New Jersey is the state of diners, and the Arlington’s impressive neon holds its own in the battle of epic signage. The real feast is on the facade, folks. #neonsign #neon #newjersey #ig_diners #diners #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #signgeeks #ig_signage #vintage #retro