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Sign of the Times

April 12, 2011

Glen Guyett and the Arizona Bank logo

Name something iconic on Camelback.

My Florist, Phoenix, Ariz.

Sure many of you joined me in shouting out “Courtesy Chevrolet,” with it’s twinkling lights and that big bold arrow that points to value. It is a treasure on the strip, name some other signs in the Valley that have wormed their way in to you conciseness:Bill Johnson’s Big Apple, Mr. Lucky’s, My Florist, Buckhorn Bath’s in Mesa. These signs have more in common, than their giant size. They have endured and are standing. One more thing they were created by the hand and from the artistic talent of Glen Guyett.

These erect icons harken back to our history and show a passion for the automobile. Ever wonder what roadside wonders we have lost? Let’s begin to discuss what we have and how to preserve them.

Glen and I will be recapping our Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular January presentations (Phoenix New Times Review) as part of Modern Phoenix Expo at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. The presentation titled Roadside Neon of Central Arizona starts at 12:30 on Stage 2. Arrive early because seating is limited

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