Monthly Archives: March 2012








Stencilled sign on wall saying not to park because of lorries loading and unloading 1
I’ve recently been in regular contact with Geraldine Marshall whose project, Graphic DNA, caught my attention.  It is the topic of her PhD thesis, under the supervision of Dr Caroline Archer.  I took the opportunity, before she gets too busy, to ask Geraldine some questions […]

Graphic DNA documents the visual language of the street





















Photos: Rick Janzen This photo essay shows the various stages in recreating the effect of a ghostsign using water-based paints (the rest of the blog is worth checking out too, especially this post and this one).  This appears to be a different technique to that […]

Rick Janzen of Streamline Studios creates a ‘ghostsign’ from scratch



Geraldine alerted me to this film which documents the excellent work being done at The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  This is very much a living museum in that they have not only a vast collection of equipment but also real practitioners and craftspeople demonstrating its […]

Type Face film showcases the people and practice of America’s ...