Etsy Schmetsy: Brooklyn

Sorry this is late; we’ve jetset and are now jetlagged in Brooklyn, where we’re on vacation. But no week is complete without an Etsy Schmetsy on Wednesday. Brooklyn is full of crafty folks, so we thought we’d go local this week: all Brooklyn handmade sellers.

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Row 1: goosegrease; ninadinoff; peppersprouts
Row 2: jeanpelle; warpeDesign; hijirik
Row 3: bicyclepaintings; ballandchain; TillyBloom

TypograFriday: BKLYN type

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1. Negative space typography remaining on the facade of an old fabric warehouse.

2. Fabulous awning-side metal letters on a Hotel in the Besties’ neighborhood – note that not only does Greenpoint turn around its curve, but Square actually tilts up a bit to fit as well.

3. Handpainted sign for a Haitian Baptist church with both blackletter and sans serif lettering. I love the mix of careful, studied shapes and disregard for details: the wild line weights and spacing letter to letter in “New,” the awkward sans “S.”

4. Subway poster for Mira Schendel show at the MOMA. We saw this poster on our final day in NY, but didn’t end up seeing the show. The poster made us pretty excited though (this is totally in the vein of some of our faves: Martin Venezky and Simon Evans).

We saw a lot of beautiful typography walking around New York, and it made us want to snap more photos around more often, because it’s really just a matter of paying attention: we have urban type this good in San Francisco too after all!