YOU MIGHT NOT APPRECIATE business signage like me. Heck, you may not even pay much attention to signs unless, of course, you are looking for a specific place. Then you would notice.
But I notice signs because I consider them to be works of art, reflections of personalities and history, trademarks of small-town life, and sources of entertainment.
I’m not talking about the mass-produced, generic signage that marks a chain store. Rather, I mean those handcrafted and/or custom signs (and notes) you’ll find on small-town Main Street or along rural roadways.
Recently, signage in Nerstrand, a village of 233 residents in eastern Rice County near Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, attracted my interest.
And because most of you aren’t going to drive to Nerstrand to see these signs, you can just view them here.
Then, once you’ve perused my discoveries, I challenge you to go out into your own communities and search for sign art.
WARNING: If you accept this assignment, you may become a sign junkie just like me.
BONUS: I’ve tossed in two signs from rural Dennison also.
© Copyright 2011 Audrey Kletscher Helbling