We’ve been spending a lot of time in Pueblo recently in preparation for September’s episode of Western Skies and couldn’t help but notice the plethora of hand-painted signage that gives a great deal of their character to the city’s streets. Here in this slide show are just a few examples.


5 Responses to Design Dork: Pueblo’s Handpainted Signs

  1. joyce cheney says:

    Great collection! How about doing a slide show of great signs (neon, hand-painted and whatever) in the Springs: Colorado/Manitou Aves, Platte, Nevada….

  2. Nancy Wilsted says:

    You can always use a seat cover…

  3. Catherine Liese says:

    My father and my uncle and his newphew were the original “signpainters” in Pueblo. Under the name Mikatich Signs. They started the business back after world war II in 1945. My cousin still works semi-retired in the business. Their greater accomplishments were the original CF&I sign; The Pepsi Cola Sign next to the steel mill when it was opened. You did show a couple of their signs such as Muggy’s Bar. If you want further information on how they history of Pueblo’s signs were done you should look up the business and do an interview.

    Thank you for showing this. I will let me family know about it for sure.
    Much Thanks,

  4. Jeremy says:

    Pueblo rocks! Yeah it is too hot and too far from the mountains, but truly is a unique small Colorado city deserving of more attention from the outside world. The hand-painted signs are one of many reasons why I periodically head over to Pueblo to experience an urban environment very different from either Colorado Springs or Denver. Do check out the drive-in theater before the summer’s over.


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