I’ve written about the one on Nolensville Pike. I’ve written about the one in 12 South. And now it’s time for the one on 21st Avenue South, the one at The Anderson Group, a real estate agency. All three are by the same artist, who signs his work NASH.TN. On one level, they are quite similar – black background and white text, a simple message, the artist’s signature, and his Instagram account. But each has its own features. The Nolensville Pike version is much larger, includes an outline of Tennessee, and has some subtle graffiti art as well. The 12 South and 21st Ave versions both have the white box, which the one on Nolensville doesn’t, but 12 South is the wider of the two and usually has a lot of tourists, while the one on 21st Avenue is dramatically curved, and mostly is a backdrop for real estate agents, not tourists. And I have recently learned that there is at least one more outdoor version (there are also at least a couple indoor versions) in East Nashville that its own unique features. Sometimes limitation is a powerful spur for creativity. They are also all now un-bannered. For some time after the March tornadoes, “Nashville” was replaced with a banner reading “Volunteering,” but those came down for good earlier this summer. I imagine that by the time I write about the East Nashville one, another will have appeared.
UPDATE: And here’s one at Marathon Village.
Located at 2313 21st Ave South, at the corner with Sunset Place. I doubt if the Anderson people mind if you park in their lot to take a picture, but they might try to get you to list your house while you’re there!
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