San Francisco Signs

Lots of the bodegas around San Francisco have these really amazing typographic signs hanging out front.

I like the swirls and curls that many of them incorporate both in the shape and the ornamentation.

Many of these signs have neon lights. Too bad they don’t light up anymore. I bet they’d look pretty awesome in the night/fog.

This Henry Schrumpf Flowers sign is on Valencia street in the Mission District. The shop is long gone, but the sign still hangs, almost hidden by a tree.

Got some pictures of great signage from your neighborhood? Send it over to info at printmag dot com with a little bit of context, and we’ll start collecting them and showing a few every week.

9 thoughts on “San Francisco Signs

  1. AV

    hi heidi, i’m circling back because i saw this recently and i wanted to impress you with it, even though it’s not my project. chicago type

    to stephen: the R in bruno’s is my favorite R in all of san francisco!

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  3. heidi meredith

    Hi Stephen! I’ve seen that New Bohemian video you guys made. It’s so cool. I missed the event at Adobe Books but i hope there will be more opportunities! Thanks for posting the links. Have you done any sign exploring in other cities?

  4. Jonathan Meredith

    Hey I wish I could send my wife, Margo (nickname ‘Scrumps’, short for scrumptious as in Truly Scrumptious) some Henry Schrumps flowers!