Link to Ursula Hitz on seagull’s eye.
Originally posted 2010-11-16 11:33:01.
TypArchive is an image library primarily focused on hand painted signage.
The objective is to amass a comprehensive global collection of a high-quality images and produce hard-copy volumes.
Amidst a landscape of vapid strip malls and sterile signage, hand-painted lettering retains a soulful aesthetic to be treasured. Like other crafts dissolving in the digital age, sign painting is a fading occupation. Today it’s easy for any layman with minimal computer knowledge to produce a sign within minutes, but the skill acquired to artfully produce hand lettering took years of apprenticeships, dedication and true talent. – RD Granados
What makes these icons so remarkable is the era in which they were created, in 1928 Otto Neurath invited Gerd Arntz to his museum for society and economics (Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum) where Arntz developed the Isotype, International System of TYpographic Picture Education.
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