Brown Paint Buckets

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Brown Paint Buckets

Postby Mark London » Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:25 pm

I may have missed a forum here,
but is there any particular reason
that almost every amazing structure
in Los Angleles I grew up with including
Park LaBrea, & Sav-On have been painted
a different revolting shade of diarrhea brown?

Thank God they tore down the Carthay
Circle before Starbucks mentality whipped
out its non-smoking paintbucket.

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:30 am

Eldon Davis of the famous Googie architecture firm of Armet and Davis literally called the tendency of corporations to create bland designs "The Browning of America."

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:34 am

oh yah - there is this fabulous 5s tripod boomerang sign in Las Vegas at the corner of Maryland Parkway and Sahara that was originally white and turquoise - they painted it Beige and BROWN!!! yuck!

BEFORE:
Image
i can't bear to take a pic of the later version...

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I guess you have to make it

Postby modfan » Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:58 am

exciting somehow despite the paint colors with a generic name like 'A mall'
I guess it as several 'A store' 's in it :wink:


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