Charlie's Place Diner
Artist: Artist Unknown
This hand-lettered sign, displayed outside Charlie’s Place Diner, proudly displays the business’ name, along with an intersecting fork, knife, and spoon that is labeled between the fork rinds, “good friends, food, times” and an image of a barn with two silos and a windmill. Beneath this, on a red awning, are two steaming coffee cups. Also on the awning are the remnants of two previous hand-lettered signs: One for “Old McDonald’s Cafe,” and another for “Pizza Hut.”
Hand-lettered signs are popular with businesses, as they allow the business to express their brand’s unique personality through art, support local artists, and draw the eyes of potential customers.