Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Good Sign

posted by chicago pop



An improvement we noticed on East 55th Street. Thought we should call it out: thanks Snail Thai Cuisine!

8 comments:

Greg said...

I noticed that a couple weeks ago, the new sign is cute! I like their snail motif.

Richard Gill said...

Compare Snail's attractive new sign to the trashy new sign at Tobacco for Less.

Andrew Cone said...

Hmm. I agree it's nice to see shiny new things, but I find the new sign's graphic design incoherent. Even so, I'm sure it will draw fresh attention to the Snail.

Speaking of signs, Open Produce is considering installing a new sign. What do people think: should we get a perpendicular sign like the Snail? an awning perhaps? Maybe a series of backlit letters like Harris Bank has?

The thoughts of HP Progress readers would be much appreciated.

Greg said...

I'm a fan of the hanging perpendicular signs myself, Andrew. They seem a bit more permanent than awnings.

David Farley said...

When I see those stylish hanging signs creaking back and forth in a high wind, I wonder if they ever fall on some poor pedestrian's head.

Otto said...

I've always been a fan of this general style: http://tinyurl.com/o5dhlc (although I recall the original sign at the Olympic as having chase lights as well).

Kori said...

Yum, yum. Love the Snail. So nice to see the fresh new look. We usually order their take-out, so we haven't seen the sign, yet---thanks for posting!

Richard Gill said...

I'm partial to signs that are mounted right on the building, parallel to the sidewalk, and don't protrude more than a few inches. Hanging perpendicular signs really clutter up a street. And those Rajin Cajun style tents over the sidewalk should not be allowed. Special permits are required for them, and I'm amazed/horrified that Rajin got one.