Cleveland SGS pays tribute to a neighborhood icon

Cleveland SGS is a group that goes around Cleveland documenting interesting signage. For their latest project, the group turned the tables and made some signs themselves. St. Clair’s Finest is a tribute to Winston E. Willis, once one of Cleveland’s most successful African American businessmen and now the victim on what he claims was a massive theft of his property. After speaking with Mr. Willis, Cleveland SGS turned some of the stories from Mr. Willis’ life into yellow and black signs and installed them on the outside of a building at East 72nd Street and St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland. While definitely reminiscent of some projects by Steve Powers, St. Clair’s Finest has a unique Cleveland twist.

Photos by Cleveland SGS