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This year has felt brutal in places and the last few days/weeks have been pretty intense (that’s not to say there haven’t been some highlights too but it’s been hard to get them to outshine the negative at times). Tomorrow is a new week though and in a month it will be a new year. So tonight as I try to focus on the glimmers of positive in the last week and forgive myself for skipping blogging and getting behind on work in deference to other emergencies, I am hopeful that soon the highlights will outshine the clouds.
The last time I was in Copenhagen it was very gloomy and on a walk around town this sign caught my eye. Without realizing it at the time, it seems I also snapped a bit of a self-portrait while trying to capture this lovely type.
Sleep patterns always seem to get erratic when the seasons change and with that energy levels can fluctuate too. Today, I could do with a little more energy so this picture seemed rather appropriate. Found it the other day while exploring a train yard.
Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.
Lately I’ve been catching myself noticing bits and pieces of numbers and letterforms as I go through my day more often than usual. I’ll be walking to catch a train into town or to meet a friend and a peeling sign will catch my eye, or utility work stencils or some such. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed this habit of mine already.
Here’s a pair of letterforms that caught my eye in a rail yard. If you know your railroad history, the letters should be familiar.
For some reason, today I decided to start sorting and moving old files from a local drive to a backup. And since I am the visual sort, it is inevitable that I end up looking through folder after folder of old images. This will probably mean a flurry of posts featuring some of what I found while sorting. Here’s one for instance:
Maybe it’s wanderlust, or maybe it’s just the winter but on an overcast day like today, I could use a little color. Last year I managed to travel quite a bit and made a a few trips down to New Orleans where I took this picture. There’s something about the layered letterforms and deteriorating colors and texture that just feels warm and summery.
One sunny morning while exploring, I came across this little fella…
I thought he was pretty charming. What do you think?
The last few weeks have been a blur of work, travel and a healthy dose of stress. Even so, I’ve been generating new work and at long last am happy to share some of it with you, dear readers.
Before the rain blew in this weekend, I went on a long walkabout and had a chance to capture a few textures I’ve had my eye for weeks: