61Kqt-xq26L._SS500_10 Years worth of classic New York Store Fronts, about a third of  which have closed, are collected in this book by James and Karla Murray.  The book not only tells a story with the great images, but with oral history from the shop owners themselves.

Gred DeLiso of Munrovia Pictures has created this short documentary about the couple and their passion for their work – photographing Store Fronts around the city. They talk about their love of graffiti and fonts, and how that led ultimately to the store front project about 10 years ago.

The book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York (Hardcover) is a beautiful look into what New York once was, before the chain stores and luxury condos took over.

via: doobybrain