If you’re looking for a unique, authentic-looking antique sign, you’ve come to the right place.
The Art is an old-school, vintage-inspired sign shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side that has been in business since the ’90s, and it’s become a major destination for fans of the original vintage sign-making process.
The shop was once a joint venture between art dealer Paul Simon and vintage sign designer Steve Haines, and has since evolved into a full-fledged, vintage antique-sign shop.
“I started doing antique signs a decade ago and I’ve been working here ever since,” Simon told The Verge.
“They’re my babies.
They’re the only sign shop that really cares about authenticity and authenticity is everything.
You get a great sign from a great artist.
You never know what you’re going to get.”
The shop has a huge collection of vintage and modern sign designs, ranging from classic to quirky and even vintage to contemporary.
Simon has even built an entire display space out of vintage signs and signs he’s commissioned, with a huge display space of vintage sign art inside.
“We have a huge archive of vintage, contemporary, and antique signs,” Simon said.
“It’s a lot of different things, from sign frames, to signs, to signage, to a lot more.
I’ve done a lot with vintage.
There are a lot different types of signs that are on the market right now.”
For Simon, the most unique thing about The Art Of Old is that the shop is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there’s always a sign display to go around.
“The Art is always packed and we’re always full,” Simon says.
“When I’m in the store I try to do my best to make sure that everyone has a seat.
We have tables, chairs, chairs on tables, all of those things that people need to be in the space to be able to enjoy.”
The store also has a “toy sign” section that lets fans try out various vintage and contemporary signs.
“Toys are very important to me,” Simon explained.
“There’s so much history behind them and they’re so important to the culture.
So if you want a toy sign, I think that’s a great idea to show you a little bit about how they’re made.”
Simon has been an avid sign maker for the past 15 years, and the store has a vast collection of authentic vintage signs, from vintage to modern.
“My biggest dream is to do something as unique as the Art Of [Old],” Simon said, “but it’s a big challenge to do it in a space that has this history.
That’s a challenge we have to work through and overcome.
But that’s the thing about this business: You get what you pay for.”
The Art Is located at 514 W. 57th St., and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.g. to 5 p.g., and Saturday from 10 a.s. to 4 p.p.
The store is open daily from 8 to 5, and all signs are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.