not everyone prefers what you prefer


Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA.

• When I visit Philadelphia, one thing that catches my eye is the signage. Whether they are hand-painted, left to decay, or sometimes even creepy (3 things that are certainly not mutually exclusive), there are a lot of signs.


Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia. It’s difficult to begin to analyze this “King of Jeans” sign. For scale, those are normal, individual bricks on the wall — this is massive.


A place for ribs.


Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.


In keeping with the theme, there’s signage on vehicles as well.

• Coincidentally, exactly two years ago, I happened to also show a handful of Philadelphia shots (here).

• Happy birthday to Jenn, just the other day. Thanks to everyone who made it out to her surprise party in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Jacob, 2002.


Glen, 2003.

Comments 3

  1. Jared wrote:

    Speaking of signs… you might enjoy:

    http://www.josefschulz.de/html/signout_pm_eng.html

    Posted 29 Nov 2010 at 4:39 pm
  2. Andrew wrote:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Jared!

    I think I had stumbled across his work once before (possibly via ffffound.com), but had forgotten how nice his formal compositions are.

    Posted 29 Nov 2010 at 6:12 pm
  3. Jared wrote:

    Yeah Philly looks rugged (in a beautiful way). And that “King of Jeans” sign is so damn smooth…

    Posted 01 Dec 2010 at 9:02 pm