5 Replies to “Alley Oops #6: “Rainbow Trout” (?)”

  1. Good shot and good eye that you noticed the sign in your wanderings … I’ll pass a particular place many, many times and then one day stop and notice something about the building, the sign, the setting … good work.

    Assume this is a Downtown St. Pete restaurant … Jan or Dan Bailey’s …

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    1. Nah, not St. Pete. Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana. I flew out there overnight on my broomstick to see what I could scare up. 🙂

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  2. Nice work, John. I love the inventiveness of signs and they most always, me being a sign painter, jump out at me. They’re a great opportunity for witty comment, decoration, and come on in. This one’s lovely, right down the smiley trout and bug bait. After decades of modernizing hip minimalism there’s a happy return to old fashioned literal stuff, three dimensional, and neon. Good catch.

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    1. I’m starting to notice that too, the creativeness that signs and murals can exhibit. Tattoos and graffiti too. So much to look at, so little time. 🙂

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