Friday, July 18

P is for Polaroids.

I got an email from Suzanne Shade of the Beholder, a natural born curator if I ever met one, and the subject was "You'll dig this." She knows me so well, and she was so right! She linked me to Doug Wilson's Vernacular Typography Polaroid set on flickr, and oh, how I do dig it! I love the way Doug has composed these beautiful Polaroids, which he has taken of mostly hand-painted signs over the past four years, all across the United States.


They are truly beautiful and I am excited to share. Doug is a graphic designer, photographer, art director, and university instructor who "does a whole lot of letterpress printing". You can also check out Doug's very cool blog, On Paper Wings. I think you'll discover he has an amazing design aesthetic. Thanks for allowing me to share your wonderful photography, Doug.




13 comments:

Cartolina said...

Brilliant!
Absolutely love this post.
The Polaroid has never looked better - we are so diggin these images!

milkfedpressblog said...

This is so great--thanks for sharing!

FriendlyMade Photos said...

These are stunning! I'm a huge fan of signs and typography, so I really appreciate these images. Thanks for posting them!

la.mi said...

I love polaroids! Too bad the films are going to be discontinued.. Which means - stock up time!

karina said...

So nostalgic!!! I love i.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those are fantastic! I really love "fried chicken!"

emmy-ray said...

I went to MSU with Doug, and saw one of his first showings of these in person at a gallery in Springfield, MO. Fun stuff.

poppy said...

polaroids and typography ? - after my own heart!

ROCKDOVE said...

Walker Evans has a beautiful book of Polaroids that you will want to check out.

Polaroids

m e l i g r o s a said...

i love type, ridicously, I feel good b/c im always takin pictures of signs. im kinda obsessed. <3letters :)

Ashley L. said...

i love polaroids. i especially love the yellow/antique color tint to these! thank you for sharing!

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D said...

Thanks for sharing! I've been on a folk type kick for a while, and I love these polaroids. There's a folk typography group on flickr that I have yet to check out and you might dig the folk type article in volume 1 of Lab.
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