5 Pictures of Type Documentation

PICTURES OF TYPE IN PVD BY JEREL JOHNSON

The 53 images collected in this book are ordered by the time of day the picture was taken.

They are a small fraction of the total number of pictures of type I took this term.

Typeset in Typiqal Mono.

 

Convinced that powerful cultural stories can be revealed through typography, I set out to capture & highlight the typographic relics that live on antique store shelves. Over the past several weeks, I visited shops in Milwaukee, Providence and Boston, and on the following pages, I share my findings.

I attempted to organize this antique type the way items are set out in these stores — sometimes purposefully and sometimes haphazardly — and in some cases, the resulting juxtaposition of cultural paraphernalia says more than the type itself.