Posts Tagged ‘Old’

the next typeface.

November 30, 2013


I am going out today to begin the first stages of creating my next typeface. It’s based on some old inlaid enamel lettering that can be found in only a few remaining underground CTA stations. I originally fell in love with the typeface after seeing the ampersand over and over as I made my way downtown. Sadly the example above is no longer on the wall. The CTA decided that covering up the classic type with a big ugly Helvetica sign is better than restoring it to it’s former glory. That’s a dumb idea in my book and I want to get a font made before it’s too late.


Anyway, with some luck I will be able to get about 3/4 of the letters that I want today. I am just going to ride to each station that is underground and check it all out. I need a get a bunch of photos to be able to properly recreate this thing and I figured today is as good a day as any to go do it.




Look for updates soon.

vinyl wednesdays: move it on over.

June 26, 2013


This week I have a short and sweet selection for ya, bluesman-extraordinaire George Thorogood and his album “Move It On Over.”


a few more tests.

January 18, 2012

Here are some Lightroom tests. I’ve been working with it a lot lately. Trying to learn all the nooks and crannies of this program is tedious but it’s worth it. Slowly but surely I’ll figure it all out. I can’t imagine anyone really noticing the differences in the photos from my old editing ways to these new ones but that’s ok. That’s the goal I think. Seamless transitions from old ways to new. Oh, by the way, yes… that is the Statue of Liberty with her titty out. Gotta love it.

Anyway, this is just a bunch of images from the past (other than the photo above and at the end). Those were taken a couple months back though. Just some things  I saw down by the river. Weird stuff. Fun stuff. Stuff that needed documenting. Hit the jump to see more goodies.