• PHOTOS,  SIGNS

    SUNSET PARK STOREFRONTS

    As more and more small businesses in New York are being replaced by large retail chains and banks, there are still a few neighborhoods–mostly in the outer boroughs–that retain some of their independence. Here are a few examples from a recent walk through Sunset Park in Brooklyn: TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • EPHEMERA,  PHOTOS,  SIGNS

    PRIME BURGER

    The Prime Burger, one of my favorite places in the city, is sadly closing on Saturday. They’ve been in business since 1938. I’ve enjoyed their hand-painted signs, camouflaged faux bois clock, nice people, and bacon-related foods since 1986. Bye Sandro. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • OTHER STUFF

    PALM BEACH & BOUNCE BOUNCE

    The rest of the Palm Beach photos have all been added to the main site. —————- Also, my friend Hayley Morris‘s amazing stop-motion video for Hilary Hahn & Hauschka’s new song Bounce Bounce just premiered on IFC. Watch it below and check out the behind the scenes look at how the video was made HERE. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • EPHEMERA,  OTHER STUFF

    THINGS & STUFF

    Pens, pencils, photos, postcards, notepads, and shirts are now being offered exclusively as premiums for (fully tax-deductible) contributions to Vernacular Typography through the project’s Fiscal Sponsor, ARTSPIRE (a Program of New York Foundation for the Arts). If you make a contribution and would like to receive any of the premiums, just make a note of which items you’d like in the message section. Price list below. $15 and above Any one of the following: 1 Postcard set in hand-stamped pouch 2 Gridded notepads 2 Bic Clic pens 2 Sharpies 4 Pencils $25 and above Any two of the stationery items $50 and above An original polaroid of lettering, with certificate…

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  • OTHER STUFF,  SIGNS

    POST NO BILLS

    Another section just added to the main site: Post No Bills. All the same, but different. If you’re interested in supporting Vernacular Typography, consider making a tax-dedictible donation to the project through Artspire & New York Foundation for the Arts HERE. TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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  • OTHER STUFF

    VANISHING NEW YORK

    One of my favorite websites, Vanishing New York, posted a Q & A about Vernacular Typography. Check it out here: Vanishing New York Also, the Vernacular Typography campaign on Kickstarter ends this Friday at 9:47 am, so if you’re interested in donating, there are still 44 hours left. (Thanks to everybody who has already donated, the project is 131% funded!) TwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponemail

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