Numbers in the City
These are just fantastic. Huge aluminium numerals, brightly painted, and each on its own plinth, all on display in the centre of London.
Numbers 1-0 is a piece by Robert Indiana, originally created in the early ’80s. This version is on display as part of Sculpture in the City 2013 where 10 installations are on view around the City of London (you know, the city within London), including Indiana’s more well-known piece, LOVE.
I took these pictures this morning on Lime street, a side road between the famous Lloyds building and other modern, steels and glass structures. Each number is really vibrant setting the usually grey street alight with colour.
Typeverything.com - 8 by Sergi Delgado.
Some wood type for the weekend
I stumbled across these truly gorgeous photos of chromatic wood type by John Christopher of Flowers and Fleurons, a small letterpress studio in Brighton, UK. They are taken from Day & Collins’ specimen catalogue 1889. A little lens correction and brightening and voilà. Enjoy!