Here's a donated drawing I completed for another silent auction. Angela volunteered me for this one, but I think it turned out fine. I believe this is on S. Humphrey Avenue in Oak Park. Reference photos were taken by the owner. If something is close to home I like to see it in person, but it's not a deal-breaker.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
"American Signs: Form and Meaning on Route 66." This is a brilliant graphic manual for understanding, categorizing, and dating this type of signage.I don't normally reference books in this blog, but I have to nod to Lisa Mahar's excellent study,
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Around the new year many blogs post their most popular entries. Great idea! But instead, here's one of the least popular entries, posted originally on 9/5/06. According to the counter this was viewed 11 times in the past 7 years! Still, I do like the image...
Isn't there a non-profit group that teaches small businesses how to make the best use of their display areas? If not there should be. Most windows in my neighborhood are so crammed with stuff you can't even see inside the store.
So I've been taking photographs of these storefronts. I'm not sure where it's leading, but it's a good opportunity to play around with color. This is a combination of Prismacolor markers and color pencils.
Note: This storefront has been completely replaced since this was written. I kind of miss it, even though it was falling apart.