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a walk in the park

i discovered this striking typography on an early morning walk through an industrial park by the Boston waterfront: beautiful 10-foot high letters precision cut out of chain-link fence, wired to a chain link fence.

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the matrix reloaded

my commuter train platform has finally reopened after renovations, but now the dot matrix typography on the information displays has weird, nonsensical, thick and thin strokes. huh. more dot matrix typography here  

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thrown under the bus

i was thrown for a loop by this huge lettering on the street in nyc. it looks like it was executed with single foot-and-a-half-wide paint roller.

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à la mode

love the style of this hand-painted sign that hangs in the Tenement Museum, NYC. (I’m guessing that it originally hung across the street, at 96 Orchard.) It commemorates the history of the garment industry in New York’s Lower East Side.

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road show

layered and weathered decals on the outside of this long island rail road train appear as an interesting distressed type effect

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the eyes have it

optometrists & eyewear logo, long island, ny

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subway typography

tile mosaic, nyc subway

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the secret to great graphic design is…

…you can never have too many exclamation points!!!!!

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the dot-matrix experience

some illuminated dot-matrix typography

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drop shad-bro

check out this type effect: like a gradient with a drop shadow. hmmm…

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