Over the Easter weekend, my wife and I took another trip. Turns out there is more to Stockholm than H&M and IKEA (kidding). We really just did the tourist thing, but we were still pleasantly surprised by the city. It made me want to stay longer and explore deeper.
As always, the lady was laughing as I had to stop and take pictures of all the signage through the city as we walked. I’m becoming increasingly interested in the context of the typographic messages that we see. Individually, the type is not always that interesting, but in combination with the storefront, or in contrast to of the rough wall behind the highly designed signedthese pieces of signage start to become an integral part of our surroundings. And we may never consciously think about it, but these signs form a big part of our surroundings.
So without further ado… a snapshot of Stockholm.
This next one really made me laugh. Maybe the letter “j” was just really ugly in that font and they really liked this one? Or maybe it fell off, and they only had this one to replace it with. In any case…
As always, you can see more of my found type on my Flickr Page