I'm always interested in the architecture and visual evolution of the cities I visit, and OKC is no exception. The dichotomy of new and old, shiny and weather-worn, was very prevalent there. I really want to go back when I can take my bike and have time to pedal around town. It's funny, since I use discarded vinyl in my work, that I'm so drawn to hand-painted signs that vinyl technology has nearly obliterated. Conveniently, NPR's Talk of the Nation had a segment on this very topic today.
Here are a few shots from my way out of town the day after the show...
|I drove by this everyday on my way to the show, on Robinson.|
|Love the wrench used as the I here.|
|I just noticed the dollar sign used for the dot in "bargain"...I should do that more.|
|South of downtown.|
|West of downtown.|
|On Park Place, north of downtown...abandoned.|
|Looking north. Basically sums up the downtown area. Old vs. new.|