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Beyond Route 66--Mid-Century Modern Signage Art In North America

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Beyond Route 66--Mid-Century Modern Signage Art In North America

June 18th, 2013 - Palm Springs, CA

Beyond Route 66--Mid-Century Modern Signage Art in North America

Matthew Bamberg takes the mid-twentieth century modern sign, the ideal Route 66 memorabilia, into the 21st century, now available at Fine Art America. The mid-century modern signage gallery, a collector's gem, takes a full frontal view of over 50 signs in bright beautiful colors that are digitally enhanced, luring viewers into yesteryear.

The artist has traveled all over the United States, seeking out only signs and monuments built in the 1950s and 60s, some gloriously preserved; others with a romantic patina. In the collection, the signs range from the formal neon at night of the High Hat Regency Motel in Las Vegas to a more casual sign in daytime of the Blue Line Motel and Trailer Park in Blythe, California. Once you have one sign, it's irresistible not to have another to match it.

The collection is now live at Come visit the gallery of images, most of which were taken over a six-year period that began in 2000. Many of the signs no longer exist, succumbing to demolition to make space by cheaper signs of back-lit plastic and LED lighting. Matthew Bamberg wishes to keep the memories of these giant monuments alive in his photography.

Matthew Bamberg is the author of several books, including New Image Frontiers: Defining the Future of Photography, which has received outstanding reviews. His recently released Photography Applications for Cloud Computing is the first book of its kind to hit the photography book market. He has taught The History of Fine Art Photography and Beginning HDR Photography for UCR-Extension and Cal State-Extension. He has a Masters in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University’s Inter-Arts Center.

Look for Matthew Bamberg's new ebook about fine art photography coming soon from Cengage Learning.


Matt Bamberg

Palm Springs, CA

Ph: (760) 322-4388

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