This post was originally published on August 1, 2013:
The liberty that people take with letterforms amazes me. I have come across some crazy over the years and, against my better judgement, I have felt the need to document them.
I don’t even know what is going on with that g. What a jerk. The dotting of the i’s is just not ok. Add that to the letters who can’t sit still and this makes for one effed up sign. I love Akron. Here’s a detail of the nonsense:
Here’s a detail shot of what the crazy K looks like:
I can’t pinpoint one specific thing that’s going on in this sign that sends me into a tailspin, so I’m just going to say it’s pretty much the whole thing:
This one doesn’t look so bad:
Until you see the other half of it. This Y. Seriously?!
I’m not sure what he thinks he’s doing. Speaking of out of control y’s:
I can’t have a whole post of crazies. It’d make me go crazy. So, here is some sanity to balance it out:
That was a sign taken inside the West Side Market.
Big thanks to Eileen Ogg for sharing this awesome sign:
That K is on a mission and the p is taking note.
These letters are like supermodels. Beautifully tall and thin with curves in all the right places.
Big thanks to @hatprojects for taking this picture of the Jerwood Gallery sign.
My friend Mårten Thavenius always takes amazing pictures throughout his travels. Here are a couple of his not so crazies:
3D letters done so well:
The typography on the outside of this building is just amazing:
Here are some detail shots:
One of my favorite signs I’ve come across is from a funeral home <shocker>. I just love it:
This is their sign near the front door. Not nearly as great:
This is on the side of the building. The space between car and entrance….yeah…
I will end with my favorite picture: