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Search results for: signage
  • The Visual Dictionary 3/11/06 
    Description: a visual exploration of words in the real world
    Comments: "I have no idea why I keep making work for myself like this.." said Webponce when he set out to create this "nice little corner of the internet" back in October. "I think it's to put off doing real work, but it keeps me off the streets to say the least." His real name is Matthew Knight and the idea behind the site is to "find some great shots of typography, signage, graffiti, number plates, tattoos, who knows?" There's words everywhere and the site recently hit the 500 images mark. Matthew says it all "should be visually stimulating and interesting" and envisions how the database of word pictures might be used in various applications. I'll just add that it's fun (and downright cool). 
     
  • motelsign.com 7/6/05 
    Description: traveling the back roads and secondary highways of the United States since 1995 in search of old motels
    Comments: They like to hit the road as often as possible, particularly in the West, and capturing the signage of those old motels is what photographers Paul and Peggy like to do out there. They've been at it since 1995. Bright colors and retro flavor...;~)) 
     
  • keepsmesane 12/3/03 
    Description: "post traumatic address" - featuring an image scrapbook plus several abstract photo series (Flash)
    Comments: The site opens in a pop-up window and a second pop-up appears upon entering with a message apologizing for a lack of updates.  Apology not necessary, thank you, because there's some really good visual content here.  First, there's the "Zoo Scrapbook" with some knockout graphic designs.  Then, there's 2 parts to the "Abstact Series" of photographs.  One part focuses on signage and street art, while the other looks at what's overhead.  Stuff like this keeps me sane too... [Design Radar]
     
  • wonk 3/7/03 
    Description: Photo portfolio of a graphic designer from Colombia. Urban and experimental photos in Bogota. (Flash)
    Comments: There's something about close-up, black & white photos of classic cars that I find really appealing, especially when the photographer has an eye for composition.  Color shots of buildings, street posters and signage unique to a given geographical area are cool, too.  Add a few striking black & white portraits, among other things, and you've got a great photo site.  Jorge, a graphic designer, takes pictures in an around Bogota, Columbia.  An interesting window...
     
  • saltfreak 5/18/02 
    Description: a seasonal exhibition of personal photographic work (Flash)
    Comments: Thad's "Spring 2002" exhibit was done in and around Seattle in April.  He quotes Meng Hao Ran from centuries ago – "The spring dawn has crept upon me, heralded only by the singing of the birds..."  This issue contains some outstanding nature shots, blue skies, and architectural forms.  A signage shot shows a timely message – What makes us great.  UNITY.   Pass It On."  Signage shows up more in the exhibits from the last 3 seasons and it's Thad's composition that makes it all so interesting, not to mention the dreamy music playing in the background as you browse his work.  The first exhibit from last Summer is a hefty download, though the other exhibits will load reasonably fast even on a dial-up connection.  The big Summer exhibit covers a trip to New York last May and is divided into "people, places, and things."  Each season's exhibit has its unique navigation devices – Thad does the Flash thing nicely.  What I like about the site in general is that it's focused – it's all about the photography and there's no distractions – just clean design with just the right atmosphere for enjoying it.  Simple is good, especially when the style is on the money...
     

















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