Grain Belt Beer Sign, Minneapolis

Man working on the Tribune Building sign in downtown Minneapolis. (1937) via Minnesota Historical Society


A map of some of the many hand-painted signs around Minneapolis and St. Paul. I made this for the American Craft Council’s recent Library Salon with filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, and signpainters Forrest Wozniak and Phil Vandervaart.

Faythe and Sam’s documentary on signpainting premieres locally at the Trylon Microcinema on June 17-18.

Jack Clark’s Bar and Cafe sign, Minneapolis. (1977) via Minnesota Historical Society

Thirst Things First.


Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Camden Liquors Has Lots Of Rules Posted In Their Parking Lot

Northeast Minneapolis realtor Michael Gacek, got his beloved “Nordeast Directional Sign” back up just in time for Art-A-Whirl, after it was vandalized a couple of weeks ago.

Crystal Community Center Sign

I wonder if they put signs like this up at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

  1. Camera: Motorola MB501

Unless You Want To!

Saw this today at Water Power Park.

  1. Camera: SONY DSC-W150
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 5mm