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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   Advertisements

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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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Posted in 80's, neon, signage, typography

subway typography

tile mosaic, nyc subway

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Posted in 30's, nyc, signage, subway, typography

coincidence… or conspiracy? you decide!!!

I just saw tv commercials for both of these products, one right after the other: Oberto Beef Jerky and Coors Banquet Beer. BOTH PRODUCTS FEATURE GOTHIC LETTERING SET ON AN ANGLE!!! I have to ask: was it a typographic coincidence… or something SINISTER???

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