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This is the kind of stuff that stops me right in my tracks. I was junkin’ somewhere in the Midwest and saw this little logo on a piece of electrical equipment or something. Now, there was no way I going to be able to take the generator or whatever it was home with me, so, this grainy shot would have to suffice. I couldn’t leave that little logo behind, and that’s all there was to it.

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Had five good, busy days this week. Got a lot done. Work stuff and fun stuff alike. Martino comes in this morning from Calico, Italy. A long way. We’re gonna make some snowboard binding this weekend. That’s how we do it.

Aside from all the wildness, controversy and well-wishing generated by the soft release of the incendiary, “Why America is Fucked” teaser, we’ve got a couple things on deck that we think you’ll dig. Lovejoy is hard at work readying everything for a “next week release” of a couple kick-ass vintage gallery deals. We’re talking about stuff along the lines of this kind of stuff.

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ALL KINDS OF NICE WORK HERE: Jesse Kaczmarek is the fella’s name. Get in there. Great logos, great type, great color and impeccable restraint. Learn something here, guys.

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THIS ONE IS FOR ZIMMERMAN: Pittsburgh, we love you. You better not pass this one up. Here’s why Pittsburgh is a great place: It’s full of old, great signs, still in use, fueling the city, keeping the place going. I spent a week there a couple years back and won’t go forgetting the spirit of that town any time soon.

I mean, this sums it all up, man. All of it. Best thing I’ve seen all month.

And one for Ryno in MInneapolis.

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DO THE RIGHT THING: I mean, c’mon….which one you gonna choose? This one or this one? We knew you’d go that way. I mean, if anything, I’d still take this one over all that new-fangled stuff. Go get an ice cream cone this weekend, and think this over.

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IT’S SUMMERTIME: A handful of amazing old Ice Cream Trucks from England. One went by the house last night, and aside from being really happy about it all I could think was, “What’s it like to hear that music all day long?” Be strong, drivers, be strong.

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TURN IT UP: I came across a nice collection of vintage amplifiers late last night watching “The Daily Show.” Full transparency in all our surfing activities.

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LITTLE_FIELD_NOTE_ICON.gif THINGS ARE COOKING UP: Field Notes are carried in 18 retail locations across the globe! We added three new proprietorships this week alone. Proud as hell.

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While I was waiting for my ice cream at a dairy queen last week, I saw this great thing on the wall and had to take a picture. You might appreciate it, maybe not.

Posted by: Ryan U on 07/25/08 at 4:09 PM

that image I was talking about:


Posted by: Ryan U on 07/25/08 at 4:13 PM

Many thanks for that link. It nice to finally have a purpose in life! I’ll keep you updated as the sign documentation commences.

Posted by: Zimmerman on 07/25/08 at 9:19 PM
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