Have you ever seen an off-white one like National? Let’s look at more signs styles after the jump
You can usually tell when you have crossed into another city by the signs. Culver city has green signs with their city name on it:
And some named after famous people who worked in the city:
Santa Monica has the blue/orange signs which I’ve always assumed represented a sliver of beach and a big blue sky (hey, I used to live right near there!):
And of course Beverly Hills has the pristine white with old school details:
Amanda did a nice combo for the old and new Wilshire:
I dig the new font — anyone know what it is?
Has anyone seen an old, off-white one like National? I’m trying to get to LA City Nerd’s story that I found via google, but Blogger is not waking up this morning and I can’t open any Blogger sites. (Blogger not waking up is giving me a spot of bother.)
Blogger is back and here is a link to the Nerd’s article about new street signs. Seems to be about dotting the i’s and not so much about crossing the t’s.
Culver City street sign (Lincoln and Culver) from Nathan Matthews flickr stream
Culver City street sign (Astaire and Garland) from Seeing Stars website
Wilshire Blvd (old and new) from Amanda, snapper of dragon’s flickr stream
Rampart sign from YellowTornado44’s flickr stream
Beverly Dr sign from CW Images’ flickr stream
Santa monica signs from brianwayne73’s flickr stream
Hollywood sign adnghiem501’s flickr stream
Olympic and National blvd. sign photos by me.