• Vernacular Typography Berlin UBahn Train Station Sign Lettering
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    BERLIN PREVIEW

    Here are a few of my favorite shots from a recent trip to Berlin. The city has beautiful neon, fading hand painted signs, wild train station designs, Futura everywhere, Zoidbergs, some fine umlauts, and graffiti–lots and lots of graffiti. p.s. I maybe accidentally deleted the main Vernacular Typography website. It will be back up shortly with a couple thousand new images. Updates will be posted here and here—> Follow @VernacularType TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • Don Mattingly Vintage Baseball Tee Shirt
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    VINTAGE BASEBALL TEES

    This cache of vintage tees was recently rediscovered at the bottom of a drawer upstate. In the 80s, my uncle (an incredible sports photographer and writer who has photographed for the USTA and Nike) frequented a custom shirt kiosk at the mall. These are some of the gems he made (note the fuzzy Cooper Black type and pre-photoshop hand cutting and pasting of images): TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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    VERNACULAR TYPOGRAPHY IN JAPAN

    Vernacular Typography tees, stationery (and unsanctioned totes) are now available at Abahouse in Japan. Check out their posts with more pictures here and here. Retailers interested in carrying the tees and stationery line can contact hello (at) vernaculartypography (dot) com for more information or to request a lookbook. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • Vernacular Typography T-shirt detail Marionnettes du Theatre du Luxembourg
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    VERNACULAR TYPOGRAPHY TEES

    The first line of Vernacular Typography t-shirts is now available through Homestead LTD in Japan. US ordering information and other inquiries can be sent to hello[at]vernaculartypography[dot]com. Hats, bags, and other things forthcoming.   These shirts are soft. Like really soft. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • Woodward Vernacular Typography Desert Israel Neon Billboard
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    ISRAEL PREVIEW

    A preview of the new Israel section soon to be added to the main archive. Typography and lettering from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ein Gedi, Tzfat, Golan Heights, Negev Desert, random kibbutzim, and other places. If you’re interested in supporting Vernacular Typography, consider making a donation to the project through Artspire & New York Foundation for the Arts 501(c)3 HERE. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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    GOODBYE CONEY ISLAND

    Summer is gone and so is Coney Island as I remember it. Coney Island was once populated by an incredible landscape of signs and symbols. The few storefronts that retain their unique signage seem more and more endangered with every visit. In 2004, a Creative Time initiative attempted to revive the fading signscape. A group of 25 artists formed The Dreamland Artsits Club and hand painted murals in the area as well as signs for local businesses. Sadly, even many of those have since disappeared or have become isolated fragments. Despite neighborhood opposition, development corporations continue to homogenize and strip Coney Island of its personality, replacing beautiful and inventive lettering…

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    WOODSIDE PRESS

    I just picked up some letterpress invitations printed at the incredible Woodside Press in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The press originally opened in 1993 in Woodside, Queens after acquiring equipment from the American Type Founders Company liquidation. In 1998, they moved to their current space, which is filled to the brim with amazing type paraphernalia and not just one, but two Linotype machines. They were nice enough to let me look around at some of their amazing stuff. Click through for more TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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