I’m such a sucker for typography. I began collecting letters when I was working as an editor of a community newspaper and volunteering on the board of my local SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) chapter wayyyyy back when. Each year, the organization held a national conference and Phoenix was chosen as the host city. Like most conventions, Saturday evening was the big fundraising dinner with a keynote speaker and a silent auction filled with all kinds of great newspaper memorabilia.
That year I bid on, and won, a giant brass letter T that was hanging outside the Chicago Sun Time’s building. After the newspaper was sold in the mid-90s, the new owners did some sprucing up and donated the beautiful old letters to the national SPJ organization for fundraising. My journalist friends at the time wondered why I bought the T when there was no one in our family with that intial, but I had my reason. It was the capital letter of the Times and the font is a gorgeous Old English script.
I still have the heavy T tucked away in a vintage steamer trunk of mine. I think it might be time to pull it out and find the perfect place to display it once again.
For now, here are some images of Topography that inspire me as an artist and writer. I hope they do the same for you. I found these images under the inspiration header on Fab.com
Here’s wishing you a truly Artful Saturday!