Buzz Style

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jun 20 2013

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:24mm
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Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Beneath Blackbird

Agh. I love the small-shop facade. Taking an existing space and commandeering it for new commerce. It is informative (and hopefully persuasive) communication incarnate.

And then there are the hideous ones. The true eyesores. Occasionally there’s a bit of warmth and sincerity to them. But the new salon at the top of my hill, next door to a quaint old-timey traditional barbershop, boasts a huge window with a multi-neonly-swirly-colored printout poorly taped up that yells the name with some creepy clip art of an overly styled airbrushed woman head.

Ughhahgh. But then a Sunday in Manhattan exposes me to perhaps hundreds of these splendid operations. Boston no doubt has plenty of pleasures, but they’re rarely as refined as the yankee shopscape.

I forget what Minneapolis looks like.

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