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#WordWeek: Words in the World

Good Things joins the #WordWeek celebrations with an ebullient series of typographic art and found signage

Garage Courtesy of Missin Letters

For #WordWeek we bring you some of our favourite places to look at words and type in the public domain, from old fashioned shop fronts and faded signs, to the eternal joys of missing letters.

Vernacular Typography is a brilliantly comprehensive collection of signs and words from around the word. Meticulously organised into styles and locations, you can easily lose a day here.

Leo Reynolds is a letter collector extraordinaire. His Flickr site has 1000s of letters found out and about, all of which can be used for non commercial purposes. It’s time you made a new sign for your bedroom door.

Ghost Signs are signs which have faded with age. Weathered and worn these words take on a new level of beauty. Here is a lovely collection of them.

Finally something a bit silly in the form of funny business names, and signs with missing letters. Who wouldn’t want to study at The Poo School?