I have a slight fascination with a lot of signage you can find while driving around Knoxville. Over the past year, I've seen a few of my favorites disappear so I've started taking photos of them in case more fade away with time. I think some of the best ones are hand-painted and mostly found in North and South Knoxville. I imagine the owners of these establishments never considered using a graphic designer but just went out there with a paint brush and did it themselves.
Today I bring you the Clark Bros. Piano Co. on Broadway. They also have (none other than) Ronald McDonald holding a keyboard on their roof. Does this make any sense whatsoever? Not really to me, but it's North Knoxville. Maybe I was too busy eating chicken McNuggets as a young girl to learn that Ronald's a wiz on the keys. I do know that all this is a little creepy and has kept me from ever going inside of the place, though it's always piqued my curiosity.
The sign below is bonus material. It's currently outside of Clark Bros. and reads:
' "Welcome to Knoxville," Five thousand dollar's reward of stolen 1987 White Cadillac also 5x8 trailer to the arrest and conviction. call 865... Clark Bros. Piano 1307 N. Broadway.'
Yes, welcome to Knoxville.