|Mellos Restaurant, Ottawa.|
I think I have posted this picture before but I have such a nostalgia for vintage/retro typography, signs, buildings in my city. Mello's is one of those old school diners open 24-7...What spurred this fascination again was seeing some illustrations from local artist Colin White. He has completed a series on confectioneries in the city, buildings which are slowly disappearing and being replaced by modern, sleek condos. Check out his work here. ( for Ottawa locals - June 2--29th, 2011, Confectionaries, new prints by Colin White will be showing at the Raw Sugar Cafe.) I think I have mentioned it before..but I am on a mission to photograph these signs around town before they dissappear forever. Are there vintage signs left in your neighborhood? or have condos replaced them?? would love to know!
|another vintage sign..the good ol' fashioned dq..gotta love the giant ice cream cone!|