Friday, July 18, 2008

Signs :: Thai Village AF

I spotted this great sign on the back of the Thai Village restaurant in American Fork. I love the streamline look of the sign, with its rounded corners and graduated step shoulders. You can see from the holes around the lettering where the light bulbs would have been. Don't you love the font?

8 comments:

marshall p said...

have you talked to andi d. about the awesome house she might be renting?

I don't know anything but it's supposed to be this super cool provo/utah/modern thing.

you could call her... or whatever.

Mrs. Clark said...

Sorry, Azucar, I love your blog but I have to disagree that this is Mid-Century Modern. It is really late Art Deco. I would think it dates to the 1940s.

Have you seen the movie Atomic Cafe? You'd love it.

Azúcar said...

You're right, it's not MCM, it's deco. The streamline look lead directly to the postwar modern aesthetic. I love deco as well.

olivia said...

hello azúcar, i'm the olivia that married jordan's brother. i crept into your blogosphere & decided to reply here AND there.

mother & father knudsen have been looking forward to being empty nesters for SOME time. i made everyone wait while i went on a mission & their last boy wasn't married-off till i came home. they began making plans about a year before my return, and these are the plans: sell the house, get out of debt, fund a mission (Seoul Korea West, reporting Oct 6), come home, move to North Carolina (they've already bought a townhouse in Chapel Hill as an investment), and build a fancy home & new life all their own. ka'peesh?

as for the knudsen home? let's just say it was bought for the lot by some pretty wealthy non-artsy peeps.

yes, i cried harder than ever on saturday night. that was the official "out" date. K & B are now livin' it up in NYC for a time...

Azúcar said...

They're demolishing the house? DEMOLISHING?

I have half a mind to campaign to get that house put on the historic register so that they can't touch it.


It would be such a crime to tear down that amazing house. A CRIME!

Lara said...

Hi Azucar, I found your blog through all the Nie Nie links the last few weeks.

Anyway, I am also appalled about the Knudsen house! They are good friends of my parents, and I have been to a couple of the wedding receptions they have held there for their children, and was always in such awe. Such a travesty indeed.

k8theriver said...

love this thai place and i always liked that sign too,

SLCFoodie said...

Love the old sign and billiard style font! Also, I'll have to check out their Thai food. Have you tried it?