Vernacular Typography

Here I was looking at the different uses of typography in the public streets, shops, and advertising.

  • Typography
  • Age
  • Illumination
  • Style
  • Embedded
  • Memorial
  • Directional
  • Graffiti
  • Advertising
  • Economic/shops
  • Traditional
  • Demands
  • Posters

After acknowledging all of these areas of typography, I set myself to find 3 images of street sign typography and to classify the typography, what the construction is of the text, and also the context.

 

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Classification:

  • Sans serif
  • Bold
  • Fascia
  • Capitols
  • Black

Construct:

  • Print

Context:

  • Directional signage

 

 

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Classification:

  • Capitols
  • Serif
  • Character
  • Playful
  • Friendly

Construct:

  • Tiled
  • Creative
  • Elegant

Context:

  • Directional
  • Creative
  • Personal

 

 

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Classification:

  • Fascia
  • Sans serif
  • Capitols
  • Bold
  • Black

Construct:

  • Embossed
  • Printed
  • Deterioration
  • Metal

Context:

  • Directional
  • Street name

 

From the typography that I had found, I then hade to trace over certain lettering and to copy them onto a cube. With this we could select certain elements of the letter and make them look disfigured and more intriguing to guess the letter.

With my cubes, I took the letters ‘H’ and ‘E’ from ‘THE MISSION’ (above tiled typography), and used dot work for the letter E and bold black work for the letter H.

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