That insight, in effect, set Jacobson off on the curious-sounding mission of documenting this easily overlooked visual trace. And so he’s ended up collecting nearly a thousand photographs of “Space Available” signage, from dozens of cities all across the country…
Suddenly this near-invisible, mundane element of urban environments everywhere popped into focus. When grouped in a relentless series of hundreds of images, the signs struck me as adding up to a kind of involuntary monument to the Great Recession.

(via Rob Walker: A Place Called “Space Available”: Observers Room: Design Observer)

That insight, in effect, set Jacobson off on the curious-sounding mission of documenting this easily overlooked visual trace. And so he’s ended up collecting nearly a thousand photographs of “Space Available” signage, from dozens of cities all across the country…

Suddenly this near-invisible, mundane element of urban environments everywhere popped into focus. When grouped in a relentless series of hundreds of images, the signs struck me as adding up to a kind of involuntary monument to the Great Recession.

(via Rob Walker: A Place Called “Space Available”: Observers Room: Design Observer)