public space typography

July 15, 2009
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this amazing flicker set focuses on typography of all kinds in public spaces. i adore all of the textures and colors. thinking that i might have to prowl around this old town looking for some fancy lettering of my own!
{stumbled upon via designobserver, found via design:related}.

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  • Reply Simply Mel July 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Love typography and all it's whimsical and classic beauty!

  • Reply Stacey July 15, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    What a lovely thing to even think to focus on, I adore this idea and collection!

  • Reply the real mia July 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I love these photos. It seems we are so often bombarded by bad signage and misused fonts that it's always refreshing to have some design beauty pointed out. Thank you.

  • Reply Amanda Nicole July 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Old typography on buildings, mmmmm.

  • Reply Kotori July 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Love typography… but especially when found on old signs… I used old sign letters to spell out my son's name on his wall. Something about the uniqueness of them…

  • Reply Jay Tee July 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    These are great. It would definitely make a good theme for your downtown.

  • Reply Allison July 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    what a great idea! completely gorgeous.

  • Reply knack July 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    love letters….such a great idea! xo

  • Reply cindy : quaint July 15, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    sounds good to me and we look forward to your discoveries!

  • Reply Anonymous July 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    love it! I used to live there- you can tell it's Prague by the háčeks over the Rs.

  • Reply orange sugar home July 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    the tile work in that last photo is wonderful!! what a collection of photos!

  • Reply Jane Flanagan July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I'm crazy about the tile!

  • Reply Rebecca (Dog-Eared) July 16, 2009 at 2:42 am

    that yellow sign is so pretty!

  • Reply Jay Tee July 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    P.S. Not to self-promote, but I just remembered I took some photos of the theaters in my town; this post reminded me of them, and actually I think you might have inspired the photo spree at the time.

    : )

    You make me want to go out and find more. If only my camera were with me…*sigh*

  • Reply courtney July 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    i was looking at these yesterday on my iPhone and mike leaned over and was all 'whoa! those are awesome!'

    great post, erin! 🙂

  • Reply Ewe B December 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Wau! I´m surprise. I love your blog and your pics. Almost hour browse them. And now… first two photos are from my country. These public space typography are from Czech republic, written in czech language. So that was big surprise 😀

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