Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blast from the Past #262: "Out to Lunch" sign

Back in the 1970's, when I had my "Little Used Book Shop" in Northampton, one of the nice features of it -- one of the nice features of self-employment, generally -- was that I made my own hours. Occasionally, during the day I had to run out to do errands or take a couple of hours for lunch or some such. To let customers know that I would be returning at some point, I made a variety of signs to hang on my store door. This is one of those signs.

I constructed it with a wheel in the back that I could turn to indicate in a little cut-out window when I would be open for business again. -- PL


decobot said...

Hahah nice sign!

I want to wish you lots of joy and happiness in 2010 Peter. I hope you have more time to draw and illustrate and just use your gift the way you see fit. Thanks for making this blog one of my favorite places to visit this year. Ciao! - Mauro

mikeandraph87 said...

Back from lunch at 9:30am? ;)Nice little piece as always.

I hope you have a great 2010 full of joy adn creativity.

Hope today will only be a partial closure to the office if Dan was right.

Tyr Germanic said...

cool drawing but i bet they were wondering what hell kind of bookstore is this?
(like The Slaughtered Lamb sign in American Werewolf in London)

i think hand drawn black and white comics are the best.cause you couldnt get something to look that cool look in a cartoon,CG or even color comics.

(but thats just me, each his own..)