A Taxonomy Of Type, Ctd

Jan 12 2013 @ 8:31am

-qkslvr deli rug2 (1)

A reader sends the above photo:

Yesterday I walked across my typeface design on a rug in a midtown deli. It's an old design called "Quicksilver" I did in 1976 in high school and sold to Letraset. I collect samples of it on a Flickr page.  I am the one bridging the punk, hip hop, Aussie pop, Michael Jackson, and porn. 

Another writes:

Sadly the photo you used (Lenox Lounge) is part of what is dying in NYC.  Lenox Lounge closed at the end of December to make room for a Harlem Nobu.  There is less and less of this kind of gorgeous signage in New York.  It is completely dying.

Another:

Along the lines of this thread, you guys should check out font.ly, a web project designed to map font examples from the wild. Fun to explore.