Torino Film Museum – Part 1
16 January, 2019

Beyond just the type, The National Museum of Cinema in Turin was amazing. It’s for sure worth a visit if you are at all into movies or museums and are in northern Italy. For the typographically inclined, there were many nice samples of letters to ogle – here are a few interesting samples (with another post dedicated to film posters is coming soon). The lighting was generally dark, reflecty, and difficult to photograph… You can still get a decent idea…


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Il Cirmolo – Vintage e modernariato
14 December, 2018

These are some surreptitious pics snapped at Milan’s most interesting vintage shops. We were drawn in by the signs in the window and were hooked by all the great type inside. Unfortunately we weren’t close to buying anything here, but we’d certainly go back if we win the lottery. Note to self: buy some lottery tickets.

There is tons more to see in the shop – it’s certainly worth a visit. But since I didn’t ask about taking photos I wasn’t very thorough or exacting with the clicking pics.


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Portofino Walk
24 September, 2018

We took the train from Genoa to Santa Margherita (~45 min) for a little day trip. To get from Santa Margherita to our ultimate destination of Portofino we opted to walk the 6km along the winding seaside rather than take the bus. The 1.5–2 hour trek was really beautiful! There weren’t many letters to show off, but the nature made up for it :) Here are some of the more typographic snaps taken this day.


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Genoa Metalworks
23 September, 2018

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Genoa Neon
4 July, 2018

There was quite a bit of nice neon in Genoa.


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Nice: Miscellaneous Letters
28 June, 2018

The last, but not least, in my series from Nice (for this year). Hopefully there will be more new things to post next year!


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French ***holes!
15 June, 2018

Manholes are a newish fascination of mine. I began to take notice of them on my first trip to Paris in 2006, and have since began ‘collecting’ photos interesting ones when I travel. Because signs, house numbers, cemeteries, etc, aren’t enough things to collect.

The images here are a mix from Antibes, Nice, and Saint-Raphaël taken in the summers of 20017 & 18.

Regarding the “French ***holes!” title, yes my sense of humor stalled when I was about twelve.


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More Type from Antibes
6 June, 2018

Our visits to Antibes this year and last have yielded a wide array of interesting typographic finds. Many images were sorted into more specialized categories (building names, house numbers, metal letters), and these are just a few other miscellaneous pieces of lettering that I was intrigued by.


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Antibes Metal Letters
5 June, 2018

Next time I go to Antibes I want to search out whoever is making these nice metal script house names (especially those in the second half of the gallery). Besides these, there are many more nice metal signs all around the city.


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Reno’s Antique Miscellany
5 May, 2018

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Israeli Ironworks
7 January, 2018

These images come from both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was astounding how many different designs there were on all these metal castings in the ground. I didn’t even photograph all the different manholes (I’ve decided to generally refer to this genre now as ‘ironworks’ to be more inclusive because not all are strictly manholes, there are other covers and grates that could fall in this category), and surprisingly I only shot a couple duplicates. Many of them are very interesting with striking graphics, unique type, and 1 – 4 scripts/languages on them.


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