Saturday, June 28, 2014
Signs of the Times
If you're driving through Cincinnati, Ohio, and you pass an old parachute factory with a giant genie beckoning out front, stop. It's the American Sign Museum, chock full of flashing neon beacons that will sear your retinas. Vintage drive-in marquees, the Frisch’s Big Boy and Charo's Vegas billboard ("The Can-Can goes Cuchi Cuchi") are among the cache of nostalgic novelties.
The museum was born from one man's passion and collection of salvaged signs. A neon-making shop onsite guarantees a future for the industry.