Cyber Hub Social
24 October, 2016

The unique Social bar/club/social/co-working space chain is taking over India. Each new branch is slightly different and tailored to the specific location. This one in Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub complex is quite unique compared to the ones in Mumbai. The look of this space must be at least partially thanks to Mr. Hanif Kureshi of handpaintedtype.com and ST+ART India fame who is involved with the branding and design of Social. The outside is nicely surrounded with beautiful hand painted hoardings by the legendary Painter Kafeel.


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Nice 3D lettering at Shivaji Park
6 October, 2016

Nice 3D lettering on a Shivaji Park sign....

Nice 3D lettering on a Shivaji Park sign. The natural dust and dirt on it really defines and makes the letters pop.

Photo taken at: Shivaji Park

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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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House Numbers from Rome
5 September, 2016

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Pisa Cathedral: Upcycling since 1064
4 September, 2016

I first heard about this interesting typographic attraction from Gerard Unger in a lecture at Reading in 2006-07. He shared some similar photos and told us how the cathedral was constructed using recycled stone from various places and how many of the stones bore inscriptions on them making for a unique facade.

Finally in 2010 I had a brief opportunity to visit Pisa. Of course for most tourists the tower is the focal point… That turned out to be quite beautiful itself, and worth seeing, but personally I was more interested in the cathedral. So while others were busy taking leaning selfies or were pretending to hold it up (or push it over), I was exploring for letters.


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Napoli House Numbers
3 September, 2016

A few pics from a trip in 2010. Some photos are pretty bad, but usually, the worse the image the cooler the numbers.


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Roman Inscriptions
2 September, 2016

These photos are all from my archives from a few trips to Rome. Many were found on the streets or in cathedrals, while others were from the Vatican museum (the epigraphic gallery is generally closed to the public I believe), The National Roman Museum (really great place!), and the Musei Capitolini (must see!).


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Pisa Bonus!
1 September, 2016

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We didn’t get to see much of Pisa besides the Piazza dei Miracle (and especially the cool cathedral). But there happened to be one exceptional shop sign nearby. It features great contrast, odd character widths, and an interesting 3D construction.

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Letters from Genova
1 September, 2016

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Letters from Naples
31 August, 2016

A small collection from the archives of signs and lettering found in Naples in 2010.


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Shop Signs from Rome
30 August, 2016

There is so much to see in Rome, and the unique signage is just one small aspect. These pictures are all from a quick trip in July of this year. Here are more images of signs and letters from other trips.


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