TypoTrip – typography on the road

2.02.2010

FREE THE BILLBOARD

Filed under: Poland — Tags: , , , , , — WoMe @ 17:52

The outbreak of street art, graffitis, tags and visual vandalism coincides without doubt with the expansion
of advertising and branding over the public space. It is the appropriation of public space by big business that
stimulates the need to reconquer it. While outdoor media companies are looking for new spaces to invade
citizens are denied the possibility to visually and publicly communicate their needs, opinions, interests.
Even if not mature or politically aware in nature the inscriptions on these two billboards that were left empty
for a mere couple of weeks illustrate this process well enough.

8.02.2008

ELECTR. LASSCHEN

Filed under: Netherlands — Tags: , , — WoMe @ 23:05

I checked the Dutch-English on-line dictionaries, couldn’t figure out what this means though.
Anyway that’s not why I shot the photo in the first place. Quite nice consistency in letter styling.
Note how the brick wall has been used as a grid for the horizontal strokes!

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