From Buffalo, New York. Larger images can be downloaded in the Cyburbia gallery.
A-frame sign displayed in the Hertel Avenue public right-of-way.
A large billboard with an inappropriate message is painted on the side of an otherwise attractive, possibly historic commercial structure in Buffalo's North Park neighborhood.
A large, visually cluttered sign is displayed on a building in the pedestrian-oriented North park neighborhood. The use in the building does not contribute to street animation needed to keep the neighborhood business district vibrant.
The facade of Kostas Restaurant was rebuilt with a Greek theme, contrasting with the typical American Mercantile style dominating Hertel Avenue. An addition to the building projects into the public right-of-way, interrupting the consistent building line of a long-established streetscape. Billboards clutter the rooftop of an adjacent commercial structure.
Portable signs are long gone in most other parts of the United States, but they're still a common sight in the City of Buffalo. This sign is displayed in the public right-of-way, which the city's sign code actually allows!
Cluttered, amateurish signage on an otherwise attractive commercial building in the University Heights neighborhood.
Private use of the public right-of-way. Vehicles for sale are parked in the public right-of-way, on the sidewalk and next to the street.
A new house in Buffalo's University Heights neighborhood is adjacent to a heavy industrial use, with no buffer dividing the uses.