my favorite bit of poetic signage in cambridge
i think this is a bank building
If nothing else, the modular architecture forced them to choose badass colorschemes to give these towerblocks character.
um, don’t touch ... really.
let’s hear it for appropriately obsessive labeling
apparently books were radioactive in the old days
and odd mix of glyphic serifs and gothic caps. terrific colors to boot. (and yes, i’m clueless as to what it says)
one of the stalls at the ‘russian market’
the state emblem. looking even more oppressive than usual at 3 meters tall
these street numbers are all over the city. i don’t think i saw a single one that actually lit up though....
lo-tech plasma screen infodisplay
at the kulturbrauerei
this was across the street from the sonambiente gallery by ostbahnhof. don’t ask me what goes on in there, but it sure looks like a bowl of soup.
mystery logo. pretty fantastic though
good old neon. no clue what it was originally advertising but it sure looks like videotape.
i guess bratislava went through a renumbering at some point not too long ago. duplicate address signs were everywhere.
even the logo looks like a spring
it may look like an emigre font, but this crazy fat - yet loopy - script style was all over spain in a billion hand-lettered variations
I would recommend printing at greater than 6 DPI, but that’s just me....
the power company in amsterdam has one of my all-time favorite logos. no gödel escher bach connection though ... or is there?
there’s something really unique about the sans serifs in europe that i can’t quite put my finger on. narrowness? rectangularness mixed with super-roundness? dunno....
the street where i live(d)
the upcoming sermons list is sparse
i swear the sign looks better today than when it actually had neon up there....
the script is so sweet my teeth hurt
just move along yo
if memory serves this sign is actually over a store in nolita full of goods for rich people
it warms my heart that even transfer lettering gets interesting if left outside for long enough
where did all the laughter go?
helvetica and surveillance go hand in hand
recently uncovered in downtown providence. how on earth it survived since the days when a meal went for 40 cents is a mystery to me.
the place with kielbasy
those LEDs are hard to reach
long live the hand
that curved lower leg is so jaunty
waiting for cvs to gut yet another classic dc theater....