There's a font for every broken heart on Broadway
November 17, 2015 11:56 AM   Subscribe

13 miles of typography on Broadway from A to Zabar's, New York City's showiest street shows off its signage (and yes, it includes an example of Broadway font)
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posted by Mcable at 12:01 PM on November 17, 2015

real talk, i've been having kind of a shitty day week month and this link cheered me up immensely. thanks. <3
posted by kerning at 2:08 PM on November 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is delightful. Thank you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:30 PM on November 17, 2015

I am delighted that two examples are within a few blocks of me. And neither is particularly showy: one a giant block of apartments, the other a parking garage. Nice work!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:07 PM on November 17, 2015

Well this is very cool and well done.

Also learned something: Also significant is the shadowing, which Samarskaya says is traditionally on the left in sign-painting because "the left side of Latin capitals has more straight edges," making it faster and easier to shadow in. "It works very well in this instance as the building is on the east side of the street, matching where the sun would leave a shadow the larger part of the day," she says.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 3:23 AM on November 18, 2015

I love this, thanks for the post!
posted by Laura in Canada at 6:50 AM on November 18, 2015

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