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How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?

Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:48 pm

When you can find a beautiful and wonderous example like this, which may not be long for this world by the way, it's hard to deny the existence of god.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:50 pm

And what about this!?!?!?

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:58 pm

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:59 pm

The Milk Palace Dairy Nugget (!!!!)

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:32 pm

how do you differentiate in terminology between a standard flat backlit plastic sign and the fabulous 3 dimensional backlit plastic - the kind where the letters (and sometimes more) are not totally flat.
i.e. what do we call these 3d plastic signs?

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Re: How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?

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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:52 pm

[quote="nredom"]how about an address, so the pious can make a last pilgrimage...?[/quote]

Bell's Liquor is located at Santa Rosalia Drive and Somerset Drive in Baldwin Village. The liquor store is burned out and vacant. The rest of the neighborhood is not much better.

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Postby roadsidepictures » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:12 pm

Here are a few cool backlit plastic signs I've captured through the years...


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Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:02 pm

One more oldie to add to the list. This one's on Western in LA.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:27 pm

And another, "Boogiein Cocktails"

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Postby Kimba » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:18 am

"This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything. All that I could want, and nothing that I need."

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A few cool ones from this last weekend

Postby Sputnikmoss » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:49 am

Portland Oregon

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Cool Font after Dark

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The sign is actually a huge boat complete with crows nest. When I was a kid it used to be a seafood restaurant called the Crow's Nest. They had a dummy dressed as a pirate that was actually in the crows nest.
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Postby Kimba » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:48 pm

Oh WOW! Where is the Powell Villa located? I took a pic of the Lamplighter Motel when I was getting off the MAX. I was on the Sunset Highway? I think that's what it was called? I'll see if the sign was plastic...if so, I'll post a picture of it :-)
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Postby Sputnikmoss » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:46 am

Powell Villa is on SE 122nd and Powell in Portland. The sign is actually a combination of Neon and backlighting but it is so cool I just had to post it anyway.
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Postby nichols » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:54 pm

Howzabout the new font at the Park Plaza Lodge?

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(this was the best old image I could find online)
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Postby Dustyman73 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:01 pm

Where is that Park Plaza Lodge at? Cool looking place!

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Postby nichols » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:03 pm

Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
6001 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Postby roadsidepictures » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:19 pm

Hey, Eric! You missed this one in Las Vegas!

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Postby Lynxwiler » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:05 pm

Hear Here!

Har Har!

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:43 pm

Los Angeles Cold Storage with handcut snowflakes and a flying, elfin Eskimo!

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And possibly one of the absolute best pieces of backlit plastic in LA, Schaefer's Ambulance!

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Postby nichols » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:34 pm

Drove by Victoria Guernsey in Redlands this weekend and it looked great!

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:17 pm

Original Burgerville in Vancouver WA

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:34 pm

These two are bad photos taken from a speeding car but the signs are awesome!

NE 122nd and Division Portland OR

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Janzen Beach Denny's off I-5 Portland OR at night the "Denny's"letters are orange twinkley lights

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Postby Dustyman73 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:06 pm

Like those Portland signs. Not too many of the old Denny's signs left. The Pig N Pancake is classic, as is the Burgerville.

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