Every week in Austin, an old business or storefront closes down, and the really cool, old, rusty retro-style sign gets taken down or repurposed into something else. We aim to preserve what those old signs looked like for the photographic record. We'll have a Flickr stream, a photoblog, and maybe a facebook group or twitter feed. We'll meet periodically on a particular street, break up into pairs or groups, and spread out to take photos of the old signs we find in a particular stretch, then post them online for all to enjoy... well into the future, long after they're gone.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers