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Lucia says: “What a story this building tells. The old faded sign above the rusted metal doorframe harkens back to days when this was a vital business. You can almost hear the ghostly sounds of the old machines at work. But look! There’s a shiny, new sign amidst the rust on the wall. Are we seeing a glimpse into the future? This may be a new beginning for this building. I wonder what it will look like when the metamorphosis from “machine works” to “fine wares” is finished.
Now, let’s imagine 50 years from now? Will the rust reclaim the storefront? Will “fine wares” be the faded sign above the door? Will there be a new sign announcing a new rebirth for the building?”
Susan says: “I am in love with the colors, textures and the mixing of old and new found in this image. The metal siding is literally dripping and curling into exotic shapes. If the original signage is old then it was surely hand painted. The sign painter made a novel choice of fonts. Frey & Bennett dignified and classic. Machine Works in a rollicking handwriting style that puts comic sans to shame (not that it hasn’t done that all by itself), but not at all what you’d expect for the subject of the sign. The beam above the new rolling security door (it looks like something from the 50s, doesn’t it?) contains brilliant time-made abstract art and a range of colors any artist would be proud to use. I googled Manor Fine Wares to see what they were all about. Here’s what they say about themselves: ‘With an eye for quality and style they pick and choose the best from all corners of the design world; modern and baroque, rustic and clean lines all play well together in the shop and in their homes.’ Interesting that Manor Fine Wares embraces the old and rusty. Their sign looks right at home on this rusty warehouse.
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