Yellowtown: Urban Signage, Class, and Race

@article{Lewis2010YellowtownUS,
  title={Yellowtown: Urban Signage, Class, and Race},
  author={K. Lewis},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={183 - 198}
}
  • K. Lewis
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • Design and Culture
  • ABSTRACT There are many kinds of edges, both distinct and ambiguous, in modern cities. The edges demarcating medieval cities were clear and material, but modern municipal boundaries are amorphous, with a multiplicity of physical edges resulting from physical infrastructure, local demographics, and urban zoning laws. Commercial signage visualizes these edges and forms a cultural landscape also influenced by long-held societal beliefs. This article explores the use of the color yellow in signs as… CONTINUE READING
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