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West Lake Neon in Hanoi

As a lover of signs, the ultimate in text and image, one of my goals is keeping the sign alive forever (or at least a couple of lifetimes). Text and signs go hand-in-hand in terms of one of the most necessary elements, that of lighting, in order to create a colorful, attractive city symbol. Photographing […]

An Ode to the Proofreading Marks–Editing Now and Then

                              Since the advent of Microsoft Word, the use of proofreading marks in editing is rare. Fond remembrances of the squiggly lines lingers as people seek nostalgia of writing’s past. Decades ago it was tedious to move paragraphs, sentences and words […]

The Wonderful World of Text and Images on the Queen Mary in Long Beach–The Downfall of the Fonts

The font is facing a death of unknown proportions. Back in its heyday, the typesetters worked furiously to create clean-cut type for modern times. No where is the typeface in the era between World War I and II (Between the Wars) more authentic than that found on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. This […]

Twentieth Century Phone Booths from Around the World

During the twentieth century the phone booth was king. Finding one anywhere from on a busy intersection in the big city to one in a remote location among grassy fields was easy. Along came the cell phone, which led to the impersonal term, electronic device, which, in essence were not phones at all, but mini-macs […]