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Signs Of The Times (Literally)

This is from the cover of a 1971 trade magazine.

My dad was this kind of sign maker. I ran around the playground during the 1972 convention yelling, “Well, my dad made the world’s largest Spiro Agnew watch, so burn!”

  1. Edward Smith

    Nice work.  What happened to the sign?

  2. Joe Escalante
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    That’s a great question. It  was somewhere in Southern California, but I think it met its demise. Lileks probably has it in his garage waiting for a big enough scanner.

  3. Edward Smith

    Do you have photos of some of his other works?

    A Picassa Slideshow or something like it might be a fun thing to post.

  4. Gojira
    Edward Smith: Do you have photos of some of his other works?

    A Picassa Slideshow or something like it might be a fun thing to post. · 18 minutes ago

    Manly men from days of yore had no need for portfolios.

  5. Edward Smith

    It seems a shame.  It is interesting how much art there was in the Ephemera of advertising.  Like Jingles.

    Gojira’s Hejira

    Edward Smith: Do you have photos of some of his other works?

    A Picassa Slideshow or something like it might be a fun thing to post. · 18 minutes ago

    Manly men from days of yore had no need for portfolios. · 0 minutes ago

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  6. Jimmy Carter

    Why was it “DIRTY TIME[?]”

    ‘Cuz all the hippies back then?

  7. Joe Escalante
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    Edward Smith: Do you have photos of some of his other works?

    A Picassa Slideshow or something like it might be a fun thing to post. · 2 hours ago

    Superior_mariana_small.jpg The “Astro Star w/ Single Bubble.” Modeled by my sister Mariana. Circa 1970.

    And some end up in the background on TV shows.

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