Vernacular Typography

I just thought I would share this website/project that I found: vernaculartypography.com. It looks as though this artist has/had an idea similar to that of Jessica Krcmarik who gave us the lecture in class a bit back about her project: Gratiot and Riopelle. Both projects seek to preserve the old typography used in urban environments; Vernacular Typography on a global level, Gratiot and Riopelle on a Detroit level. The HUGE difference between the two is that VT seems more of a collection of images documenting the typography, while G&R is attempting to recreate the fonts used in these old signs. Just thought I would share for the similarities and differences. The Vernacular Typography collection is pretty neat to look at, especially those from foreign countries.

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