Photos by A.C. Huestis. Click above for bigger.
If you've ever been on the highways in Southern Arizona, you've seen billboards for The Thing, and plenty of them. They made a great impression on me as a youth, and ever since I've used them as a yardstick for excellence in typography. There's plenty on the web about The Thing, a combo tourist trap/truck stop/souvenir shop, but I'd recommend starting at Roadside America. Here's "the thing" itself:
I've always been a big fan of shabby, decaying dioramas, so I love this one, one of the most dog-eared I've ever seen: