James and Karla Murray have published an interesting new photobook, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York [Ginkopress], that documents the beautiful history of traditional storefronts in New York City. This is a simple project that has so much life to it. Storefronts are like the texture and the heart of the life in the street. They do represent the sense of aesthetics in typography and consumerism that defines the look of cities and the life of the people. Now we need to see similar projects around the world so we can visually compare the cultures and traditions of main cities. That would be nice indeed.
You will find additional images here ( http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com/JamesandKarlaMurraySTOREFRONT.html ) Once there take the opportunity to see other very nice portfolios at their website ( http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com ).