I Saw the Sign: Mission Edition

by tatiana on February 9, 2010

Man, I have been lagging with my I Saw the Sign posts. Today I bring you storefront signage from one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco – The Mission. The Mission is known for it’s thriving latino culture, amazing food, and even more amazing murals. But let’s take a journey and appreciate the beautiful and historical signage that the Mission has to offer.

The New Mission… I’m sure it looked new at some point. Now it piques our curiousity and leaves us to imagine what the Mission was like decades ago.

Speaking of curiosity…

Do not be deceived. What once was an El Capitan theater is now a cell phone store. I cropped the photo right above the “Phones 50% off with Contract” sign that hung below. That’s one of the neat things about this city, you have to remember to look up.

Speaking of looking up, check out the amazing murals above these shops.

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the Mission, you may come across a dainty Chinese Medicine & Healing Arts Center such as this one. Painted a pretty powder blue… this place is adorable. It looks like it belongs in Noe Valley, but you know what… San Francisco is so random. I love it.

Interesting how that sexy “fox” looks a lot like a wolf. Hmmmm. I’m sure way back when, this place was the classy risque shoppe (<– 2 p’s, 1 e) where ladies would flock to buy that special piece of lingerie. Now, it’s just kind of forgettable, but if it wasn’t for it’s cool sign, I wouldn’t have stopped to notice it.

A framed sign. Genius, no?

And last but not least, a super cheesy photo of yours truly in one of my favorite places to knit in the world: Dolores Park. Ahhhh, Dolores Park – a place to relax, knit, read, people watch or do whatever you want, really. This park is crazy at times, loud at times, full of dogs and children other times, but it is always, always delightful.

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Marissa February 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I love the Amnesia sign. The “Curiosity” and “Chinese Alternative Medicine” pictures aren’t showing up for me. D’oh!


tatiana February 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

It must have uploaded weird. I just re-linked the photos. Should work now. Thanks for the heads up!


Guava February 11, 2010 at 8:04 am

I love your “I saw the SIGN” posts!!!


tatiana February 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

Thanks mamas!


Kendra February 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

that fox does look like a wolf. a SASSY wolf. I’ll never forget the time I thought I was literally dying in Dolores Park XD


tatiana February 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Hahahaha, I’ll never forget that either. That photo is from that very day. Before that mayhem.


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