TypoTrip – typography on the road

21.10.2009

NAMUNAKKI

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , , — WoMe @ 15:08

”YUMMY SAUSAGE”

All connotations are welcome.

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4.11.2008

VINTAGE HELSINKI SHOP

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 15:04

Ian Bourgeot of Arkadia showed these to me one day on a street near his bookshop. These are leftovers
of old letters saying MEAT and MILK in Finnish and Swedish above what used to be large shop vitrines.
They were made to last long but back then who would expect the advent of the omnipresent Alepa.

LIHAA – KÖTT – MAITOA – MJÖLK

22.10.2008

BENT IRON TYPE

Filed under: Finland, Spain, Ukraine — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 0:48

A little taste of modernist style typography all made of thin pieces of iron bent to shape 3-dimensional
letters. An easy and once very popular way to achieve that fancy, sophisticated look. Still used but with
different letter forms. I have found these at very different places around Europe.

DEPARTMENT STORE SAGAM – Madrid, Spain

INFO – Kouvola, Finland

LVIVSILMASH WORKS – Lviv, Ukraine

MARKET – Madrid, Spain

16.10.2008

PET CEMETERY #8 – BELOVED

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 3:19

BELOVED JOONAS
BELOVED FRIEND INTTI

12.10.2008

COMPUTER SERVICE

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 6:32

COMPUTERS SERVICE/SALE LASER/INK CARTRIDGE REFILL TEL. 750800
“While advertising must be as old as walls, its great extension began with printing. The first dated
typography advertised indulgences for sale at Mainz in 1453.” (Prints & People, Princeton 1980)

11.10.2008

GOD DIDN’T

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 6:32

God didn’t send his Son to the world to condemn it but to save it.
Note the light box in the upper left corner. The little paper on the door says for rent.

8.10.2008

PET CEMETERY #7

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 6:13

Two hand-painted gravestones one with a cute illustration and the other typographical.
I like the way people paint directly on uneven stones rather than sharply cut blocks with engravings
though this type of behaviour doesn’t seem to be accepted on regular northern European cemeteries.

7.10.2008

VENEET

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 16:11

Boats above 7 tonnes, boats below 1 tonne.

6.10.2008

DO NOT WALK UNDER THE WING

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 16:10

5.10.2008

OPEN

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 14:57

Open is not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate.
After dictionary.com

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