Hey #madmen fans, here’s another picture I took at the former #burgerchef in Rialto made famous in last week’s epic episode. The joint was closed so I shot this though the window. Beautifully intact example of a vanished burger chain. Check out pics from last week’s episode to see what I mean. Um, this store should be restored as a Burger Chef! #california #california_igers #igla #igers_la #igersla #inlandempire #caligrammers #oldschool #americana #roadsideamerica #burgers #hamburgers #rialto #socalclassic

Hey #madmen fans, here’s another picture I took at the former #burgerchef in Rialto made famous in last week’s epic episode. The joint was closed so I shot this though the window. Beautifully intact example of a vanished burger chain. Check out pics from last week’s episode to see what I mean. Um, this store should be restored as a Burger Chef! #california #california_igers #igla #igers_la #igersla #inlandempire #caligrammers #oldschool #americana #roadsideamerica #burgers #hamburgers #rialto #socalclassic

Superman would approve of the diligent job this man is doing of dusting the iconic globe in the Daily Planet lobby on 42nd Street. #superman #globes #nyc #igersnyc #artdeco #roadsideamerica #americana #oldschool

Superman would approve of the diligent job this man is doing of dusting the iconic globe in the Daily Planet lobby on 42nd Street. #superman #globes #nyc #igersnyc #artdeco #roadsideamerica #americana #oldschool

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

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

An all-American stop along the Lincoln Highway in historic Chambersburg, Pa. The Lincoln Lanes bowling pin is a terrific piece of roadside #americana. #lincolnhighway #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #oldsigns #retrosigns #bowling #bowlingpin #kitsch #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #retrologist #oldschool #retro #highway

An all-American stop along the Lincoln Highway in historic Chambersburg, Pa. The Lincoln Lanes bowling pin is a terrific piece of roadside #americana. #lincolnhighway #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #oldsigns #retrosigns #bowling #bowlingpin #kitsch #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #retrologist #oldschool #retro #highway

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Another Blarney appears to have hosted its last call — not for the night, but forever. The Blarney Stone in Turtle Bay went from “closed for renovation” to “lease available” in the past few months.  The building itself is for sale. The sign proudly claimed it had been around since 1925, when the Third Avenue El train would have still rumbled by. I liked this place — it had real character and its share of characters. And now it’s gone. The signage is comforting — sort of that 1970ish standard issue that is cut above today’s usual fare. #divebar #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #oldsigns #oldschool #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #irishbar #retrologist

Another Blarney appears to have hosted its last call — not for the night, but forever. The Blarney Stone in Turtle Bay went from “closed for renovation” to “lease available” in the past few months. The building itself is for sale. The sign proudly claimed it had been around since 1925, when the Third Avenue El train would have still rumbled by. I liked this place — it had real character and its share of characters. And now it’s gone. The signage is comforting — sort of that 1970ish standard issue that is cut above today’s usual fare. #divebar #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #oldsigns #oldschool #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #irishbar #retrologist

I scream, you scream, we all scream for this oversized Carvel ice cream cone, which is an absolutely amazing relic of the days when retailers drew motorists in with large, kitschy representations of the goods on sale. Long may it promote the wonders of soft serve to all who pass along Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. This is one of the older Carvel stores, and is a unique and endangered piece of roadside #Americana. The original Carvel, down Central in Hartsdale, was demolished. #midcentury #roadsideamerica #googie #kitsch #icecream #savethesigns #endangeredsigns #preservation #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signporn #ig_signage #signswithcones #retrosigns #oldsigns #oldschool

I scream, you scream, we all scream for this oversized Carvel ice cream cone, which is an absolutely amazing relic of the days when retailers drew motorists in with large, kitschy representations of the goods on sale. Long may it promote the wonders of soft serve to all who pass along Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. This is one of the older Carvel stores, and is a unique and endangered piece of roadside #Americana. The original Carvel, down Central in Hartsdale, was demolished. #midcentury #roadsideamerica #googie #kitsch #icecream #savethesigns #endangeredsigns #preservation #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signporn #ig_signage #signswithcones #retrosigns #oldsigns #oldschool

#5Pointz has a little life left in it yet, with some pockets of graffiti art not splashed in white paint. #graffiti #art #nyc #lic #oldschool

#5Pointz has a little life left in it yet, with some pockets of graffiti art not splashed in white paint. #graffiti #art #nyc #lic #oldschool