Archive for the ‘Type in the streets’ Category

Blood Diamond by ABOVE

One of my favourite artists, ABOVE, just did this sweet, clean and to the point piece in Johannesburg (South Africa).

How did ABOVE get permission to do this wall piece. Well, here is what he did in his own words:

“I was able to get away with this diamond wall heist because I told the owners I would paint in big letters “Diamonds are a woman’s best friend” on the exterior of their building. The owners loved the idea and all quickly agreed.

The next day I had started painting but what the owners didn’t know is that I lied to them and was hijacking their wall. Like any premeditated robbery, situations are not what they seem and shit can flip from best friends to worst enemies in a few moments.

I assume the owners were too busy trading diamonds inside the mega centre they never took the time to come out and see I was painting a controversial word play about the diamond trade and how it’s fueled so much bloodshed in wars making it one of man’s worst enemies”

I like the way he flipped the coin on the owners. Clever. More (other) work from ABOVE:
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Vernacular Typography

Molly Woodward from NYC is making this awesome project called Vernacular Typography

and has set the project up on Kickstarter. If you want to help her out and get som cool shit

Pledge this project on Kickstarter (


About Vernacular Typography:

Vernacular Typography is a digital archive and community-based initiative dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of vanishing examples of lettering in the everyday environment. It seeks to explore, protect, and support the typographic environment in cities around the world that retain their rich traditions of vernacular signage. (

For more info visit:
Vernacular Typography
Vernacular Typography blog

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HelloZagreb™ pt. 1

We (Aasmund and Ståle) where invited to do a workshop at How to Wow in Zagreb the 20th of may (tomorrow). So today at 0530 AM we started our trip from Trondheim to Zagreb.

Waiting for the bus – the gif.
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Wild at heart

Anna Garforth experiments with type. Wild at heart was, as she states, created in rural Catalunya, northern Spain. A 2m x 9m installation was rendered in masking tape, using a wire fence as a grid. She plays with type. She plays materials. She plays. Take a tour on her site. Baking, Papercraft, Flowers, Illustration, Typography. Check it out! Also check out her Tumblr. Pastry bonus: