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.
Interview Book. If you want to make changes to your chapter, you may reprint your chapter and either saddle stitch staple it or binder clip it. You may find it helpful to show your chapter outside the book in the future, too.
Pictures of Type book
Type specimen project
Make a post for each of the following and assign to the appropriate category.
Upload a 1600pixel (or higher) wide jpg or png of your driver’s license. Insert the “large” image in a post titled “Driver’s License Final” Check the category “Driver License Final” in the categories panel.
Upload your pdf to a post. Title your post “Interview with [insert name] by [your name]. Check the category “Interview Book Documentation” in the categories panel.
Pictures of Type Book
Take as many photographs of your book as are needed. Show us the object in scale, the front cover, any introductory matter and a few spreads. You may choose to paste your introductory copy below the photographs in your post. Title your post with the title of the book. Check the category “Pictures of Type Documentation” in the categories panel.
Type Specimen Project
Take as many photographs of your specimen as are needed. Many of you might find it easiest to photograph the complete project. Consider including some details so we see the interesting moments within the project. That could be wording, typesetting, form, binding, etc. Title your post with the title of your project (“Doko Gift Wrap”, “Stag Specimen Booklet”, etc.). Check the category “Type Specimen Documentation” in the categories panel.
Nice work, everyone. And thank you to Benjamin Shaykin and Julie Fry for being guest critics.