TypoTrip – typography on the road

20.10.2009

WIESE FREI

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 13:27

FREE MEADOW

Don’t be mislead by the German words for this is a Polish camping ad targeted at German tourists.
This is fairly common in northern and western Poland.
This particular example is quite saturated even for local taste.

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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)

11.05.2008

BOYD PIANOS

Filed under: UK — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 13:59

The UK and especially London is still full of old, industrial age, mural advertisements (so is North America).
Below is one of many I spotted while walking down London’s Stoke Newington High Street – a washed down
and eroded piano dealer ad that could easily date back at least several decades.

13.03.2008

DENTIST

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 14:45

An ingeniously graphical advertisement in Helsinki. All that is said with words is “3rd floor” – the rest is obvious.

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11.03.2008

PROMOCJA TRWA

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 14:42

One of Warsaw’s many low-profile beauty parlors. The vitrine primarily states “make-up” and “foot care”.
Added below is a universal marketing message: “THE PROMOTION GOES ON!”. Set necessarily in Times New Roman.

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20.02.2008

ALKOHOL PIWO WINO WÓDKA

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 11:51

Alcohol, beer, wine, vodka – that’s all we need to be happy and this shop seems to have it all.
This is a very common information on small shops in Poland where alcohol is available
almost everywhere and anytime. It’s a touching way to attract new clients and reaffirm the ties
with the existing clientele.

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