Published on June 7, 2010
This is my latest typograhical find, and I’m quite taken with it. It is an old advertising sign printed on thick stock paper. The type bites deeply into the paper, making heavy impressions. The words are highlighted by the most gorgeous, rich, shimmery colors – teal, fuschia, purple, deep royal blue.
Deliciously Different indeed! If you also love this sign, feel free to pop right over to my etsy shop and snap it up!
Published on March 5, 2010
What exactly is it about letters, type, font that is so fascinating? I can’t quite put my finger on it – the pull I feel towards typography. It’s not about words, although I love words. It applies equally to characters printed on a page, painted on a sign, created out of wood or metal as another form of signage, or worked into beautiful digital design on my computer screen. It also applies to numbers, by the way.
I wrote about my relationship with vintage sign letters last year, here. But I am feeling the tug, the love,…READ MORE
Published on January 28, 2009
That’s easy, you say. You love them because they are GREAT! And not just sign letters, but any kind of letters or lettering devices. And not just letters, but numbers too. They are all enchanting to me – type of any kind. I once watched an entire documentary about a single font. Two hours of my life – gone. And, darn it, it was interesting!
I know that I am not alone in this. What exactly is the allure of type?
Last year in the spring I flew down to North Carolina to visit my mom. Just me, not…READ MORE