As my wife and I continue to explore the wonderful city of New Orleans I couldn't help but notice some of the beautiful lettering painted on glass. If you look closely at the windows and signage around New Orleans you're sure to stumbled onto some gem's. There is something magical about the application of hand painted lettering on glass that get's me every time. Now, if you have ever attempted to paint your own lettering on anything you know how difficult it is. In this case to see such variety of lettering on glass in all it's imperfection was just glorious. The scripts especially get my attention. Enjoy a few of my favorites from this week. See you next week.
Walking the streets of New Orleans one can hardly walk a few feet without noticing a street name made out of tiles embedded into the pavement or the iconic Water Meter cover. This cities sidewalks are full of eclectic design artifacts from every era it seems. For added effect many of these signs are surrounded by layers of cracked concrete, peeling walls or creeping foliage (which seems to grow anywhere) — enhancing the lettering by making it all the more beautiful. Enjoy this weeks selection of inspiration that includes these incredible design artifacts from around New Orleans.
Every week I'm pleasantly surprised at how much beautiful type I stumble on over the course of a week. For instance, I discovered the 'Normand Cleaners' sign because Kelsey and I got lost on our way home from the Garden District. Or how I noticed super fun 'Snacks' brush lettering during a routine visit to one of my favorite coffee shops here in New Orleans called Solo. The 'Fuglen' card was pulled from an unpacked box we had been avoiding. The most surprising was the 'San Francisco' book cover that I stumbled on in a room full of yarn and knitting supplies in the attic of an antique shop on Magazine street.
I wanted to share all of this with you to say simply this, beauty turns up in the most unlikely of places. Posting to this blog on a regular basis has already opened my eyes a little wider and makes me appreciate my surroundings that much more.
Enjoy the inspiration — I hope it fuels your own creativity this week.
Since moving to New Orleans just a few weeks ago my wife and I have been taking every chance we get to explore our new city. New Orleans is special in that it's a blend of Spanish, French and Southern American culture.
Also, because the city is well over 300 years old there are layers of history stacked on top of one another. Every time we go out into the French Quarter or the Lower Garden district we discover something we hadn't seen before. An old building, decaying signage peeking out from behind peeling paint, broken tile lettering beneath our feet, window displays that have been maintained for decades, and on and on. Here are a few pictures from this week. I'll post more weekly. I've got a whole folder of goodies I can't wait to share with you!
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