Thursday, April 26, 2012

angry #25

I have this Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote taped to my artroom desk down at R. B. Walter... I spent my artistic youth trying to ADD ADD ADD to the work in order to impress the viewer. I have come to believe a refined "LESS" is so much more to look at.

One of my wife's favorite books it The Little Prince.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

local font find #7

I am always looking at signs. Only a few from the thousands stick out... remaining in my immediate recall storage. One that is currently stuck there also happens to be stuck to the outside of my workplace.

Williamson High School is connected to R. B. Walter Elementary. This sign is on the buildings north side. Williamson has about three other signs, all of which lack any kind of cool. This one has real charm. Though dated, I like the style. The signs shape has a post WWII state park feel and the font fits the style well. Though it has some kerning issues (too much space between the I and G) and "SCHOOL" is drifting uncomfortably close to the edge. The sign is quirky and a school sign should be....not too stuffy.

The metal lettering is mounted to 3/4 inch plywood. It has taken a beating over the years and has seen many sunsets since its last makeover.

I scrolled through my computers font list, using Photoshop, to see if I could find a match.

I did not find a solid match to this font but I knew I had seen something close to it in scrolling through my font list for previous design projects.

Certain letters were very close to Williamson's sign but an exact match isn't something I own. The diagonal ends on the "W", "M", "L", "R", etc. were not a match to two posted above. These two fonts were as close as I could find. The "C" in Telegrafico is almost a perfect match.

If you are ever heading south out of Lawrenceville, Pa. on old Rt 15, be looking to your right as you pass our school. Good stuff.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

spotted a unique logo #2

While trying to surprise one of Ashley's good friends down in Williamsport, Pa, I noticed these new metal plaques pinned into the sidewalk. They look cool. Very clean...nice fish design...minimal wording...great use of space.

I wonder how much these little gems cost the fine taxpayers of Williamsport? How many drains does Williamsport have that "drain into the river"? Did they have a problem with people dumping waste into the drains? I was considering whether or not this post was finished I decided to do a quick search concerning these plaques. It turns out that a young eagle scout was behind the idea of the project and was also part of their installation. The funding came from a state grant of the Lycoming County Conservation District (so all Pennsylvanians paid for these). At least we are left with some fine design to trip over as we walk in and around the Williamsport area.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

angry #23 has been some time since last post...THE KITCHEN!!!! remodeling fun!
I'll soon get back on it. Hope anyone reading this is doing well.