Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hot Dog Signs

Positioned around the National Mall are dozens of mobile refreshment stands. While the stands use standardized posters advertising certain items, they also use hand-painted signs that reflect different aesthetic sensibilities.

The woman working in the truck with the sign featured above noticed that I was taking a picture of her sign. She came out and talked to me about how she had hired an artist to paint a more realistic hot dog. More realistic, that is, than the hot dog featured on the sign of the van parked about 20 yards away:

I didn't want to argue with her, but I think the bun is pretty well executed on this one, and the overall effect is kind of Howard Finstery.

The following shiny hot dog looks like it was modelled on the Wienermobile:

And another example from the realistic school:

1 comment:

bc said...

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