NYC SIGNS – PART 2

Sorting through the collection of sign photos from my trip to New York City (or I should say Manhattan), it became apparent just how much the street level typography helps define the character of particular neighbourhoods. Even with all the urban renewal steamrolling through the city, obvious attempts have been made to hold onto existing treasures or recreate quintessential typographic elements. Retail giants dominate the advertising and storefronts, and the slick art gallery system and entertainment industry that permeates the city obviously lends a certain polish, but there is a visible amount of hand-crafted work that nicely offsets the corporate gloss. NYC presents a wonderful variety of signs, for all levels of communications. Inspiration is on every street corner. In addition to these, here are some more signs that caught my attention while meandering through the city.

 

Freight Posters

Liberty July 4

Irregular choice

Guggenheim

Hot Dog sign

New York Graffiti

hieroglyphs

Courtney Love

 

Eat Sign

I'm With you in Rockland

Freak show

Empire State letters

hand painted sign

Rats