{DESIGN: vintage type in your neighbourhood}

I’ve been living in Toronto for 14 year now. I’ve covered the whole compass – living in the North, East, West, mid-town and now in the South. On my commutes to the North end of the city I go through some more established neighbourhoods with many old apartment buildings. These buildings have great names and architectural features, some maintained better than others. What I’ve been admiring all these years is their original signs. Being a graphic designer & vintage lover I was immediately in love with all the old type. Sadly many of the buildings have replaced the beautiful original signs with flat, non-original 2D printed signs but there’s still a handful around. I’ve wanted to do a mini-photo series for years and finally got around to it. Don’t you think they have wayyyyy more character than all the new condos that are going up with gimmicky names like ‘Young & Rich’. ‘Celebrity Place’, ‘Be Bloor’.