Destination: Southern California

Came across this classic sign during our weekend getaway to Orange County:

It struck me that the X+Y formative in branding right now (see Nancy here) is merely an updated version of the “[descriptive]-N-[descriptive]” branding style so popular in the 70s (e.g., Linens-N-Things [founded in 1975]). Somehow I think all the fancy X+Y names would look a lot less snooty if the plus sign or ampersand were replaced with “n” …

Also, the most California thing ever: