TypoTrip – typography on the road

8.12.2008

AUTO CZĘŚCI

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 2:44

CAR PARTS in two intriguing versions both part of the same chaotic premises.

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26.11.2008

FOR THE ANIMALS

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 9:03

SHOP, ANIMAL SUPPLIES, FISH FEED
It’s not often you encounter advertisements that can boast a similar variety of letterforms and dynamic
composition as this local animal supplies shop. It seems clear that both signs underwent many adjustments
in both form and content in a constant pursuit of perfection. Please note the little fishes in the second specimen.

24.11.2008

SWIMMING POOL FREESTYLE

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 22:36

Out of reasons unknown to me the eastern half of Warsaw has always been worse off than its western
counterpart. You can see that even on the Vistula riversides where the western bank is made of large
concrete steps with a bicycle path running alongside while the eastern side is mostly wasteland abundantly
overgrown by bushes and trees. And it’s the eastern bank where I found this abandoned and eroded
swimming pool complex with a variety of interesting graffitis and letterforms.

6.11.2008

BAD PEDESTRIAN

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , , — WoMe @ 4:39

WARNING BAD DOG/PEDESTRIAN
The surprising ambiguity of this sign was achieved by means of a simple intervention: scratching
the letters ZY at the end of the word PIES (Polish for ‘dog’) turned it into PIESZY – pedestrian.

5.11.2008

PLUMBING EQUIPMENT

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 6:20

PLUMBING EQUIPMENT -OPEN- 9.00-17.00 SAT. 9.00-13.00
This sign is pasted outside a tin booth near my place and houses a tiny but well-supplied shop with
plumbing equipment. I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful hand-painted typography on the front
so on the first occasion I asked the owners who the author was. Apparently it was an old man, a friend
of theirs, who used to paint airplanes and, if I remember well, painted this this sign as a favour.
Unfortunately he passed away some time ago so I couldn’t interview him about this assignment.

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

BIKES ON TRAINS

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 0:28

A pair of extremely classy bicycles on train cars stopping over in the Polish town Augustów.
If you ride, ride with style.

22.10.2008

ARTIFICIAL SUNSHINE

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 16:05

When light itself is not light enough or perhaps has a trifle too gloomy and cheerless appearance you might
want to take a graphic measure to cheer it up a little. This here example has the power of a tribal symbol.

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

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