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The photos in my Signs of the Times collection celebrate vintage advertising signs painted on brick buildings. I photographed these signs in Canada and the U.S., documenting them before they vanish. As a clear writing proponent and former copywriter, I admire their concise messaging rendered in bold typography and clean designs. For me, they evoke a nostalgia for simpler times. The signs in this portfolio are all painted on brick walls. Clay bricks have a special connotation for me. Not only have I always lived in brick houses in Hamilton and Toronto, but I grew up listening to my mother’s stories about living in The Brickyard. My maternal grandparents with their four children emigrated from northern Italy to Canada in 1927. My grandfather found work at a factory making bricks and sewer pipes in Aldershot, Ontario. The family lived in a shack on the factory grounds aka The Brickyard. As a child I loved playing with mini-bricks – those brown rubber pre-cursors to Legos. So, the images I’ve made of advertising signs painted on brick walls are layered with personal memories of times gone by. I like their concise messaging rendered in bold typography and clean designs. For me, they evoke a nostalgia for simpler times. My photo art portfolio Signs of the Times, presents 30 of these images in a keepsake, print-on-demand publication for $10 a copy with a free digital version from MagCloud at https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1889505?__r=59374 To see more of my photography and art, visit my website: lindajoyceott.com and blog: optimismofcolor.com and the Linda Joyce Ott Gallery on YouTube.
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