Visualingual: Baker Brush Co. Inc. Ghost Sign in NYC

Actually, my favorite part of the Baker Brush Co. Inc. ghost sign is the word “receivin.” Spotted this one on Greene St. in SoHo between Canal and Grand Sts. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Baker Brush Co. Inc. Ghost Sign in NYC

Visualingual: Noah’s Whiskey Beer Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

The ghost sign for Noah’s Whiskey Beer [or Pepsi Whiskey Beer Noah’s, as it were] is on the corner of Spring Grove Ave. and Ledlie St. in a light-manufacturing no-man’s-land in Cincinnati. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Noah’s Whiskey Beer Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

Visualingual: Bayer Pills Ghost Sign in Savannah

This awesome ghost sign proclaiming Bayer Pills is located on West Congress St. in Savannah, between Jefferson and Montgomery Sts. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Bayer Pills Ghost Sign in Savannah

Visualingual: Leon Jewelry Ghost Sign in Mobile

Leon Jewelry was located at 222 Dauphin St. in Mobile, AL, just a hop and a skip from the heart of downtown. A lovely protruding sign on a beautiful old building! . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Leon Jewelry Ghost Sign in Mobile

Visualingual: Polinsky Co. Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

The Polinsky Co. Office Furniture ghost sign refers to a business at 210 East. 9th St. in downtown Cincinnati, but it’s painted onto the back of the building and visible from Main St. Typewriters, adding machines, and calculators, but what … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Polinsky Co. Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

Visualingual: Edison Theatre Ghost Sign in Fort Myers

Built in 1941, the old Edison Theatre is located on the corner of Hendry and Main Sts. in downtown Fort Myers. This Art Deco confection now houses offices, but I’m glad that the façade has remained intact. According to this … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Edison Theatre Ghost Sign in Fort Myers

Visualingual: Lion Brothers Co. Inc. Ghost Sign in Baltimore

Located at 875 Hollins St. in Baltimore, the old Lion Brothers Co. Inc. building is on the National Historic Register. The company, established in 1899, was once the world’s largest manufacturer of embroidered emblems and insignia. It still exists and … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Lion Brothers Co. Inc. Ghost Sign in Baltimore

Visualingual: VisuaLingual in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2013

Today is April Fools’ Day, but this isn’t a joke: we’re included in the CityBeat Best of Cincinnati 2013 issue as the Best Hometown Hero Design Duo [page 79]. Gosh, you guys… But wait, there’s more! On page 143, check … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2013

Visualingual: Liberty Tire Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

One of my favorite Cincinnati ghost signs is Liberty Tire on the edge of Northside, at the corner of Elmore St. and Spring Grove Ave. It’s not just a sign; it’s an entire painted building. Is it just me, or … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Liberty Tire Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

Visualingual: Hee Haw Carry Out Ghost Sign in Baltimore

The ghost sign for Hee Haw Carry Out is located on the corner of Schroeder and Baltimore Sts. in Baltimore. Subs, sandwiches, seafood, pizza… What more could you want? . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Hee Haw Carry Out Ghost Sign in Baltimore

Visualingual: Kress Ghost Sign in Tampa

Ever since I spotted the Kress ghost sign in Albuquerque, I keep coming across more of them in different cities. I guess this chain of stores was fairly extensive. This ornate example was spotted in downtown Tampa. This imposing building … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Kress Ghost Sign in Tampa

Visualingual: Elsewhere

11 Cincinnati Foods That Are Better Than Yours: I don’t agree with all the chosen foods, but I’ll let native Cincinnatians weigh in on the validity of this list. All Signs Point to Awesome: A Visit to the American Sign … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

Visualingual: Linda’s Beauty Salon Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

The ghost sign for Linda’s Beauty Salon is on a cute little corner building on Republic at West 14th St. in Over-the-Rhine. The decorative tile detail on this humble building is pretty. Note the grey ghost graffiti: . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Linda’s Beauty Salon Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Visualingual: On the Spot Financing Ghost Sign in Amarillo

Amarillo, TX had a bit of a “Wild West” feel to me. We saw tons of ghost signs on our drive through town, including this one, proclaiming On the Spot Financing! . . . → Read More: Visualingual: On the Spot Financing Ghost Sign in Amarillo

Visualingual: A Perfect Weekend in Cincinnati

This question has come up in conversation and, when I’ve had the pleasure of hosting first-time visitors to Cincinnati, I’ve faced this challenge myself: how best to introduce an outsider to the Queen City? Here is my ideal itinerary for … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: A Perfect Weekend in Cincinnati

Visualingual: Barr’s Loans Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

This ghost sign for Barr’s Loans is on Vine St. between Elder and Benton Sts. in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Presumably, it’s the same business as the Barr’s Loans ghost sign a few blocks down the street, advertising a 1308 Vine St. … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Barr’s Loans Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Visualingual: Bergman’s Ghost Tile in Tampa

The ghost tile for Bergman’s is located on the corner of East 7th Ave. and North 20th St. in the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. In case you haven’t noticed, I love letters built out of hexagonal tile. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Bergman’s Ghost Tile in Tampa

Visualingual: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham

ZOMG! The Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham is by far one of the most unique places I’ve ever visited. From 1882 until 1971, it operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace and, a decade after closing, it was … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham

Visualingual: Kentile Floors Ghost Sign in Brooklyn

As far as I’m concerned, this is the mother of all ghost signs. Located at 2nd Ave. and 9th St. in Brooklyn and easily visible from the Gowanus Expressway and the F train, Kentile once billed itself as “America’s largest … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Kentile Floors Ghost Sign in Brooklyn

Visualingual: Daily Number Game Here Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

In Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Race St. north of Washington Park seems to be next in the neighborhood’s transformation. Cleaning out one of the Italiante buildings yielded a pile of debris and what appears to be a ghost sign proclaiming “daily number … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Daily Number Game Here Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

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Sunday 11/23 100%
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Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
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Monday 11/24 60%
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Showers in the morning then continued cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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