Public Typography: Retro Unlit
This book focuses on authentic retro signage throughout the state of Kansas. The featured signs currently exist primarily during the day as opposed to their intended creation for night display. Owners are no longer willing to spend the money to light or refurbish these particular signs. Although this is unfortunate, I find they still have a powerful presence and create a strong feeling of nostalgia for current viewers as the signs take on a new life. The typography and iconography found on these signs act also as historical documentation of design and public typography from the 50's and 60's.