Not quite sure what it is about good signage that gives you that warm comfortable feeling about a shop based solely on their sign. More than just the face of a business, a sign is the firm handshake of an auto shop or the familiar smile of a mom and pop restaurant. Signs these days seem to be losing that quality true sign feel. What these neon signs do have, is character. Non-fancy, classic shaped, unflattering lettering that can stand the test of time and only really come alive at night.
I keep on saying that I need to go out and make my own albums of these someday in my hometown Burbank, CA, but that has yet to see completion.
Big credit to the Flickr of Michael Barnes.