Friday, February 12, 2021

Unique selling points

If you're a business and want to advertise your wares to passers-by, you can use neon signs and billboard-sized posters - or you can go much further and operate out of premises actually designed to look like what you sell. Welcome to the weird and wonderful (and largely American) world of "duck architecture", as it was branded by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. Unsubtle, sure, but also imaginative, witty and eye-catching, the buildings in this gallery make for an infinitely more interesting roadside view than identikit McDonalds or Starbucks.

(Thanks to Darran for the link.)

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