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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!”


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  1. Edward Smith

    Nice work.  What happened to the sign?

  2. Joe Escalante
    C

    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
    C
    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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