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http://textpattern.com/?v=4.0.4 Logo Cities - article http://www.logocities.org/ A Research/Creation Project on Signage, Branding, and Lettering in Public Space Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:05:44 GMT Street signs in Toronto - for sale? [1694] Naomi Hiller, a student in my signs course this last semester, just wrote to tell me about an interesting story in Toronto. The city is considering selling off its old street signs.

Reminds me of an earlier story I blogged about in 2009.

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http://www.logocities.org/article/48/street-signs-in-toronto-for-sale Fri, 10 May 2013 15:33:07 GMT Matt Soar tag:www.logocities.org,2013-05-10:c5d93aa4b3c689c4e2b3a80a23f3fcbf/2d5e0ef7ccfb1041795988827b5a1e75
Montreal by Night A reminder of the amount of spectacular signage we’ve lost in the past sixty or so years: the NFB’s Montreal By Night was released in 1947, and directed by Arthur Burrows & Jean Palardy. More info here Thanks to Johanna Pedersen for the find.

Montreal by Night by Arthur Burrows & by Jean Palardy, National Film Board of Canada

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http://www.logocities.org/article/47/montreal-by-night Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:31:53 GMT Matt Soar tag:www.logocities.org,2012-10-25:c5d93aa4b3c689c4e2b3a80a23f3fcbf/3c6c7eba83171f3b551bd3781f6513ca
New book on ghost signs in Montreal I’m delighted to note that Sur les murs d’un Montréal qui s’efface by Réjane Bougé has just been published. Can’t wait to order a copy. In the interim, here’s a recent article about the book.

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http://www.logocities.org/article/46/new-book-on-ghost-signs-in-montreal Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:17:25 GMT Matt Soar tag:www.logocities.org,2012-10-16:c5d93aa4b3c689c4e2b3a80a23f3fcbf/459b4a06031cedf65f21df418ae26b4a
Dave Arnold: Montreal's "Mr. Sign" Short profile of signpainter Dave Arnold in the Montreal Gazette .

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http://www.logocities.org/article/45/dave-arnold-montreals-mr-sign Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:30:44 GMT Matt Soar tag:www.logocities.org,2012-01-07:c5d93aa4b3c689c4e2b3a80a23f3fcbf/e979a95c7115d25e593d74f24b918568
Signs in the news Sorry for not posting* for a while.

Over at BlogTO, an article on Vintage signage in Toronto, with lots of glorious photos.

Various bloggers and news sites reported recently that the retro neon Yahoo billboard/sign in San Francisco is being removed.

The Museum of Vancouver recently launched its exhibition Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver. Here’s a blog entry on the MOV site about a local neon tube bender

And, finally, via Kristian Gravenor reports on an amazing cache of old photos from around Montréal by local resident (and German emigré) Alfred Bohns. Many of these shots include glimpses of signage around the city during the late 1950s.

*Hi Cory!

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http://www.logocities.org/article/44/signs-in-the-news Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:54:23 GMT Matt Soar tag:www.logocities.org,2011-11-21:c5d93aa4b3c689c4e2b3a80a23f3fcbf/838a49039c24fa1cda9d499d7d58cb68