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Some inspiring images and fonts

image from Nov 11th MUG

I love this header image from one of the daily e-mails put out by Manhattan User’s Guide.

Old Print Shop

Traveling back in time to old New York, courtesy of the Upper East Side’s Old Print Shop.

Animaris Umerus walking – June ’09 from Strandbeest on Vimeo.

This skeleton uses the power of the wind to “walk” and was created by Theo Jansen (whose site uses one of my favorite fonts!). Check out his website for more info about this amazing creature. Video: strandbeest.com.

Mrs. Eaves typeface by Emigre

My favorite font of all time: Mrs. Eaves by Emigre.

Loiuse Fili Ltd design firm

Postage stamps by Louise Fili, the New York firm that has designed some of the most gorgeous packaging and logos that I have ever seen. Image: louisefili.com.

Coney Island Mural

A small selection of the amazing mural that runs along the boardwalk of the magical world I call Coney Island.

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While riding the subways…

Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

My newly-resurfaced love of subway art led me to the amazing piece Conductor by Alexander Chen, which turns the subway system into a stringed instrument with colored lines that signify dispatched trains on a 24-hour loop and vibrate when they intersect. Watch it at mta.me and then read about it here.

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

And I’m sure many of you have seen Life Underground by Tom Otterness, a series of amazing, adorable little bronze sculptures around the 14th Street station on the A, C, E and L lines. I love them even more every time I see them. Image: D. James Dee, tomostudio.com.

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