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Public Art ID#
PA00414-PA00417
Title of Work
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Date Installed
Unknown
Public Art Object Type
Signage
Object Type
Signage
Pomona Location
West Coast Barber Shop 1191B S. Garey Avenue
Medium
Paint
Description
This sign is small yet it stands out very much. It is above the entrance to the store. Its writing is very stylistic, outlined in a bold yellow color with blue and gray throughout the letters. It simply says "Barber Shop but the way the letters and coloring of each word is purposely articulated distinct it from all other barber shop signs. Next to the word is the well-known red, blue, and white barber shop pole with a yellow top. Below the words is a pair of scissors. The entire sign is thickly bordered with dark blue.
Inscriptions
Barber Shop
Dimensions
Approx. 40 in w x 30 in h
Condition
Good
Owner/Donor
Owner: West Coast Barber Shop, Donor: Unknown
Date Photographed
02/20/2008
Photographer
Marine Bederian
Remarks
This is art because it is aesthetically pleasing in the style of writing and colors used to bring an artistic touch to the art of hair styling. It is done with intent to keep it different from all other barber shops and to catch attention since it is on the main street of Garey Avenue. It demonstrates technique and form because the creator of the sign definitely put much thought into perfecting the letters and colors. It provides a unique and informal twist to the business of a Barber Shop. This is significant enough because, as we compared it to other barber shops in the neighborhood, we realized this is the only one that went out of their way to create such an attractive sign in an exceptional style uncommon for the barber shop business. It portrays advancement in skill and should be praised for adding to the art theme Pomona is highly known for.
Subject Terms
Hair Styling
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