TypoTrip – typography on the road



Filed under: Finland — WoMe @ 12:56

I found this one on Helsinki’s Mäkeläntie a couple of days ago.
It’s a hand-made poster in a vitrine advertising something I haven’t quite figured out yet.
I have to pay respect to the careful craft applied in the making of this lettering as it is
meticulously drawn line next to line with a not-so-thick black marker to produce the effect
of a bold stroke. You can see the structure of the letters better in the lower image.





  1. The first two lines mean bridal bouquet, that last one paintings, so I guess it is advertising paintings of bridal bouquets. Doesn’t make too much sense though, do people really get their bouquets painted or something?

    Comment by Arho — 11.10.2007 @ 20:42

  2. No idea.. This was an altogether weird vitrine and looked somewhat outdated, nevertheless not abandoned. Would be interesting to go and ask the shop owner what’s actually on offer.

    Comment by Wojtek Mejor — 15.10.2007 @ 21:23

  3. This is someone’s advert for someone who dries your bridal bouquet and puts it in a frame with a glass cover so you can hang it on your wall for example.

    Comment by Jenni — 11.02.2009 @ 1:07

  4. Wow! I didn’t know such a service exists. I would like to see how such a thing looks like or even better I would like to talk to someone who produces them. Thanks very much for the explanation Jenni!

    Comment by Wojtek Mejor — 11.02.2009 @ 1:35

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