Lately, I've been messing around with the idea of designing T-shirts with for various East County communities. I always liked the local-themed line of shirts Snoburbia sold, and I was sad when founder Lydia Sullivan decided to shut down her online store to focus on being a civic activist.
But while many of Snoburbia's shirts simply bore the name of a place, I wanted to take it a step further and include local landmarks. For instance, a Silver Spring shirt could play off of the Silver Theatre marquee, while a Burtonsville shirt could use the Bedding Barn, and a White Oak shirt could play off the Wonder Years logo, since one of its creators grew up there.
This sign is way before my time, but I like it. The geometric shapes and clean lines are a great example of Googie architecture and reflect the idealism and fascination with the future that many Americans had in the years following World War II. It's also way more distinctive than the current entrance sign.