Posts Tagged ‘retro signage’

That’s my theory at least – The Magic Touch was too much of a good thing. It was a cocktail lounge, as the other side of the sign says, and it served Italian cuisine. That means it was a fancy joint. Above all, there are the spiffy graphics of the sign; all I can say is that I’m glad the current owners left this remnant of old Carroll Gardens on their building.

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hold still

Armando, with his pince-nez glasses and moustache in place and measuring tape around his neck, gracefully stitches up the lady’s dress without missing a beat. They mean it when they say all work is done on the premises, including taking the client for a spin.

on Smith St.

I like how the sign mixes up the styles. There’s the old fashioned (Armando and the illustration), then the graphics fast forward a couple decades with the rounded font of Tailors and Dry Cleaning.

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