Friday, April 4, 2014

More Street Type

This was a viral video going around the past week or so:

"These road workers in London, England, lay out the letters in a matter-of-fact way with perfect results. We on the internet rarely get to see such road painting unless something is misspelled or the line goes over a dead animal."

Which leads down the rabbit hole of youtube to this really cool anamorphic type:

I also found a blog that collects photographs of street photography.. but the cool thing is.. its a collection of the everyday type we see here in Philadelphia (street signs, deli markets, etc) but in countries all over, and you can filter the posts by country as well. Its interesting to see the similarities/differences. Typotrip

Then I found this. HandpaintedType is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. Beautiful.

Lots of dispute, but how the government can save money by switching typefaces.
Times vs Garamond

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