Found Typography

October 25, 2008

I was going through some old photos of our summer in Minneapolis and found some interesting photos I forgot I had taken…

From the light house fog horn in Duluth, MN

From the light house fog horn in Duluth, MN

I wonder what clip art book they found this odd looking skateboard image?

I wonder what clip art book they found this odd looking skateboard image?

I love the type on this Art Deco electrical box

I love the type on this Art Deco electrical box

Stamped into the sidewalk on 11th & La Salle

Stamped into the sidewalk on 11th & La Salle

Mmmm, tasy, tasty Buca di Beppo

Mmmm, tasy, tasty Buca di Beppo

This next photo is particularly funny to me. This a pole on the corner next to the Target HQ. I walked passed it every day. But the reason I found it funny is because I used to collect Jim Abbott baseball cards when I was younger. I’m not even quite sure why I chose Jim Abbott to collect. It was probably because he didn’t have a right hand and I thought it was cool that he was a pitcher. It was as if the sticker was there just to say, ‘hey, remember when you used to collect Jim Abbotts?’

Jim Abbott

Jim Abbott

window at bus stop

window at bus stop

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YESCO - Salt Lake City division office

YESCO - Salt Lake City division office

I’ve passed this building many times and always appreciated the signeage out front, it being a sign company and all. Not just their sign, but the building itself. Although I’ve never been inside, there is something about busineses that maintain the originality of their building. Especially architecture and design elements from the mid-century. Yesco is a pretty impressive company with quite the portfolio and an interesting history. The look of this building gives a glimpse of how they have been one of the leaders in sign making/design since their beginning.