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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Moar Hebrew!
5 January, 2018

This large collection of letters comes from Tel Aviv. It’s a rather random assortment of interesting things spotted while wandering around.


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Tel Aviv Signage
4 January, 2018

I have so many images from Tel Aviv, this is a loose category to sort our some.


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Letters from Jerusalem
3 January, 2018

Here is a mixed bag of some interesting type and lettering.


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Some Signs from Jerusalem
2 January, 2018

We just got back from a great trip to Israel, so the next several posts will be some images from the trip.

We had the occasion to go thanks to a call Kimya received from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. She was invited to be one of 6 Indians for to conduct a week-long workshop for the school’s “India Design Week”. Naturally, her theme was typography – her students first learned the basics of the Devanagari script then made a typographic object with bilingual Hebrew and Devanagari lettering.

I didn’t have much to do with the workshop, so I spent my time working on a new Hebrew typeface and wandering around clicking photos all over the city. Here are just a few shop signs from Jerusalem to get started.


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House Numbers from Budapest
14 November, 2016

A modest collection from a few nice days in Budapest.


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Powązki Cemetery – Part 1
20 September, 2016

This is one of three connected cemeteries in the center of Warsaw. There is such a variety of styles and lettering techniques to be found here, it is a must see for any typophile. I have so many images from this cemetery that I’ve divided them into two posts. Be sure to also check out the Jewish cemetery and the Cmentarz Ewangelicko, they are also very interesting.

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Warsaw Jewish Cemetery
16 September, 2016

This is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world, and it’s beautiful. There are so many interesting letters and headstone designs here that it’s really worth a visit. It could take hours to properly walk through, so plan accordingly.

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More about the cemetery at wikipedia.


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Signature Type Exhibition
2 August, 2014


The Brno Biennial is hosting an exhibition of Rostislav Vaněk’s work. He created a variety of icons of Czech designs (including great systems like the signage the Prague metro). This gallery shows one small room specifically dedicated to his typeface designs. More can be seen at Signature Type Foundry.


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Letters from Budapest
14 July, 2014

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Warsaw Signs
12 July, 2014

Some interesting signs and type that I stumbled across on my first trip to Warsaw Poland.


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The National Graveyard in Budapest
28 June, 2014

This is a huge cemetery in the middle of the city, right next to the main train station. It contains a few 18th C tombstones, several from the mid-19th C, many more recent ones, and several monuments and buildings. The grounds are sprawling with lots of green and empty areas between clumps of burial sites. There was much more to see there than I managed to view in my hour of zig-zagging around.


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