Lafayette Cemetery №1
19 April, 2016

This is the only new cemetery I had the chance to visit on my December ’15 trip, but it’s full of nice lettering samples. Still so many more N.O. cemeteries to see! I need to go back…


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New Orleans House Numbers
28 August, 2012

IJust like the local music scene, the house numbers are funky :)


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St. Louis Cemetery #1
30 August, 2011

From the archives: These pictures are from my first trip to New Orleans back in 2004. At the time I was a bit more in awe of the architecture of the cemetery than of the lettering found there… although there were some nice specimens found. Need to go back again now to check out the type closer. Also on the todo list: visit St Louis Cemetery #2 to complete the trilogy.

Photos from the St. Louis Cemetery #3 here.


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St. Louis Cemetery #3
15 August, 2011

On the way to the New Orleans Museum of Art Frank Grießhammer and I stopped by the St Louis Cemetery #3. I for one was rather impressed by the lettering on many of the inscriptions found there. Some local stone carver had a very interesting style at the turn of the 20th century.


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TypeCon New Orleans 2011
14 July, 2011

New Orleans! America’s second city (after New York)(my biased opinion). This TypeCon was awesome simply because of the location. It was ridiculously hot and humid, but between the ice cold hotel and the never-ending strips of bars with live music the weather was completely bearable.

The city had an interesting and unexpected effect on the attendees. Normally at every other conference after the last talk of the day people linger in the lobby for thirty minutes to an hour or more trying to figure out plans for the evening, where to eat, etc. Here though it was strange. Minutes after the final talks there was a rapid exodus and the hotel became empty. It was generally nice, being in smaller groups that varied from day to day. This made organization quicker as well as finding tables in restaurants easier. It was a welcomed contrast to the regularly 20-30 person groups wandering the streets for a large enough dinner table.

Since this was a conference I should mention a few highlights:

Ed Benguiat: Always a showman.

The Cherokee alphabet and a desperate cry for more fonts: Presented by Joseph Erb, Roy Boney, & Jeff Edwards, they explained the history and current typographic status of the Cherokee Nation.

The Type Crit: Extra special with Ed Benguiat giving his 4 cents at every opportunity. The spectacle concluded with a lettering showdown between Ed and John.


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New Orleans pt. 2
2 January, 2009

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Letters from New Orleans
23 October, 2008

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