TypoTrip – typography on the road

20.10.2009

TERMINATOR

Filed under: Ukraine — Tags: , , , , — WoMe @ 15:07

TERMINATOR – Salvation Will Come

I was very pleased to see that the practice of painting custom film posters prevails in Ukrainian cinemas.
I find this an admirable tradition and will be sad to see it replaced by homogeneous, glossy banners.

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10.12.2008

ONE, TWO, FORTY-THREE

Filed under: Latvia, Poland — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 2:45

A few hand-painted numbers from different parts of Eastern Europe. Number one is the platform number from
a bus station in Riga, Latvia where I often used to stop over on my trips between Warsaw and Helsinki – quite
beautifully rendered in black-on-white and inverse. Number two is from Augustów in north-eastern Poland where
a hand-made sign had to do in lack of official street signage. Number forty-three is same story but from Nowogród
where a lovely folk party takes place once in a year.

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typotrip_czterdztrzy

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.

20.06.2008

PARTURI KAMPAAMO

Filed under: Finland — Tags: , , , , — WoMe @ 12:36

Surprisingly enough even in the capital of Finland you can still find hand-painted signs of small local businesses.
This is a hairdresser’s sign that has been meticulously painted by a skilful hand. Even the corners of the board
are rounded to go with the letter shapes.


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