31 March 2010

Before & After, The Distinguished Gentleman

11 Cannon St., Charleston, S.C.

I hope we never stop having hand painted signs. The bottom one is the older shot. This is a little barber shop and now beauty salon on Cannon St. just off King. Absolutely charming.

Wonder if there is any work for sign painters. I bet I could learn to do it as long as other folks considered imperfections part of the charm like I do.


  1. Not quite the same, but I remember how shopkeepers and even supermarkets would paint the offers of the day in whitewash on the store front windows.

  2. I think handpainted signs are neat too! Although I'd never have the patience to do one myself.

  3. Eyebee - I'm not sure I've ever seen that. Pictures?

    Halcyon - Many of them have to be painted in reverse - even harder!


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