Hand Painted Kmart

What appears to be a hand painted sign for Kmart.

  • Charles Hathaway PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Discount Stores, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 8y

    @romleys: Thanks for the invite! Cool group!
  • Redfishingboat (Mick O) 7y

    There is so much going on here. Where did they get that sea blue color for "mart"? Who blotted out the I in IHOP? WHat was the MIDDLE sign?

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    [discovered in the photophlow main room] (?)
  • Nick Schumacher 7y

    The middle sign was for a Staples that went out of business, this was taken about 15 minutes from where I live.
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 7y

    @nick.schu: Ahh, I wonder what they are building over there where the furniture store and staples used to be. 15 minutes for me as well, just down 22 east...
  • midtownmallrocs 7y

    My precious...
  • Justin Hill 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kmart, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 7y

    @Sponge1987: Thanks
  • Nathan Bush 7y

    This is AWESOME! Love to know that other people prefer the old Kmart logo...and was this in the ghetto, may I ask???
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 7y

    @fourstarcashiernathan: Not really a ghetto - certainly not Beverly Hills, but it is a poorer section of NJ...
  • DaMarco Scott 7y

    Great classic sign.
    Why is the I in the IHOP sign spraypainted off?
  • Nathan Bush 7y

    cuz it's in DA GHETTO lol
  • retrosigns 6y

    I remember this type of hand painted logo....Beautiful. The Hills dept store that used to be by my house in York Pa. had a painted Hills wall sign in the parking lot . It has since been painted over and I never thought of taking a photo back then.
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 6y

    @retrosigns Cool stuff indeed - I am amazed at how many views this photo gets (I guess it being used on consumerist helps too).
    Thanks - nifty stuff in your stream too!
  • electrical2601 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Original Kmart and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 5y

    @electrical2601 Thanks for the invite - tis added!
  • electrical2601 5y

    thanks for adding!
  • Phoebe North 5y

    Ha, just saw this on consumerist. I worked at that IHOP in HS. I don't know if I'd call North Plainfield "da ghetto"--most of it is still pretty firmly middle class. But still, awesome. Gave me pangs of homesickness.
  • Joseph Hoetzl PRO 5y

    @Whoa! Sweet Jane Glad it could evoke some emotion! IHOP still in business too!
  • Johnny Savage 4y

    ahh i remeber these handpainted k-mart signs.... classic indeed
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Taken on November 11, 2007
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