Budacki's Drive In on Damen Avenue

Budacki’s Drive In on Damen Avenue

I grew up down the street from this hot dog stand on Damen Avenue in Chicago. I wouldn’t have put these fonts together, but somehow this works for me. I think the cartoonish colors help. This place isn’t taking itself too seriously. I might be biased, though, since they have excellent Chicago-style food and the […]

Duffy's Cherry Cricket in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, Denver, Aug. 2012

Can’t resist a nice combination of fonts…

…or an awesome cheeseburger like they serve up here at Duffy’s. Also sampled a good local craft beer from Great Divide Brewing, but clearly the best thing this place has going is the nostalgic serif-script-sans serif sign.

Cold Spring Tavern and gothic type

Cold Spring Tavern and gothic type

So of course I took a ton of pictures at Cold Spring Tavern, but of course I’m choosing to show you the font shot — always. I can’t resist gothic type done right, as here. ‘Done wrong’ is when it’s splashed across a cheesy t-shirt with a glittery fleur de lis. Eew. Anyway, Cold Spring […]

Photographing type

Photographing type

I love photographing all kinds of type — expect a lot of these posts. Took this one at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea. The state of things in that area is terribly sad, but interesting in a dregs-of-society way. The beach and neighboring housing look like post-Katrina New Orleans, except NOLA is cleaning up […]

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Shot this gorgeous sunset and its reflection by Richfield Pier in Ventura County on the way back from Santa Barbara, Calif., Feb. 12, 2012