New Eckington Banners

Much better than the flower banners of “Bloomindale” (which would be perfect with the slogan, “Everything blooms in Bloomingdale!”).

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12 thoughts on “New Eckington Banners

  1. Are these banners going to be located on Rhode Island Ave or 4th Street NE? I mean, 4th street used to be the main commercial strip in Eckington.

  2. You’re right; the best thing about the Bloomingdale banners is the fact that they’re in Bloomingdale. Lame banners in Bloomingdale beat classic banners in Eckington – each and every day.

  3. So the nicer parts of Eckington get the banners, you know, the side closer to NW? Thats nice. I’m glad I choose to live on the 4th St NE side, you know, the bad side of Eckington.

  4. The signs are nice, but I wish the city would do something about the neighborhood’s greenery. DC WASA ripped a tree out of the ground in front of my house a while back and it still has not been replaced.

  5. “You’re right; the best thing about the Bloomingdale banners is the fact that they’re in Bloomingdale. Lame banners in Bloomingdale beat classic banners in Eckington – each and every day.”

    OUCH. This person takes themselves and things a little too seriously. Easy there tiger!

  6. “OUCH. This person takes themselves and things a little too seriously. Easy there tiger!”

    Anonymous words on a blog hurt your feelings? AND you deduced the author’s psychological state from a few anonymous words on a blog?

    Sounds like you’re the one with issues.

  7. The Bloomingdale are better from a graphic standpoint. They are clean, simple, and colorful. Most of all, they are still visible on a pole up off the ground.

    The Eckington banners might be fine in a storefront window, but from the ground (especially from a passing car), nothing on them is distinguishable. In fact, one looks exactly like a crumpled paper bag.

    Also, the colors are ugly: brown and yellow. That’s a little TOO organic, doncha think?

    If these banners are ever replaced, I hope the committee adheres to basic design principles. There’s plenty of standard clip art that would work better for this purpose than what we ended up with.

  8. I think the so-called “classic” banners in both Bloomingdale (which seems to have 2 kinds) and Eckington are a little sad. The message comes across as “okay, things look dumpy now, but once upon a time there was some history here.” They’re better than nothing, but it would be nicer if they suggested this is a good place to be TODAY instead of 100 YEARS AGO.

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