a well worn quaker. November 27th, 2009
Playing with photoshop has proven to be a good way to work off the post-turkey day tryptophan and Jim Beam induced hangover.
This painted billboard is on Florida Ave NW between 8th St and Georgia Ave. I think these old painted signs are beautiful. Unfortunately, they are likely going the way of the dodo as modern advertising relies heavily on printed signs that can be continuously update to match their newest ad campaign. These harshly weathered paintings contribute to our city’s visual history and carry a certain “gravitas” that even the best designed modern billboard can not replicate. Modern retailers and restauranteurs should embrace the art of hand-painted murals and invest in one for their business. It will show a commitment to the neighborhood and enhance the block’s appearance.
tags: DC, mural, retail
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