The Daily Photoist: Venus Florists
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The Daily Photoist: Venus Florists

Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
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Signs like the one above, captured by Torontoist Flickr pool member bitefight, are disappearing all over the city, which is sad. Who doesn’t love them? There’s something about the proportional imperfections in the hand-painted letters that coverys far more character than a sign in neon or generated on computer.
Few people work as professional sign painters anymore, and many of these old signs are showing their age. To be fair, it’s the rust and decay and the yellowish cast on this photo that got the attention of our Daily Photoist selection committee, but this is a sign not long for the world.
In this photo’s Flickr description, bitefight adds, “If I ever see it in the garbage, I will need help carrying it to my apartment.” Hey man, just give us a call.

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