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#WordWeek: Words in the World

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Garage
Garage Courtesy of Missin Letters

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

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.

Superior
Superior Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Flager Towers, Palm Beach
Flager Towers, Palm Beach Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Sunset Cocktail Lounge
Sunset Cocktail Lounge Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Coney Island
Coney Island Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
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.
The Letter H
The Letter H Courtesy of Leo Reynolds
The Letter O
The Letter O Courtesy of Leo Reynolds
The Letter S
The Letter S Courtesy of Leo Reynolds
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.
Ghost signs
Ghost signs Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Ghost signs
Ghost signs Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Ghost signs
Ghost signs Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Ghost signs
Ghost signs Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
Ghost signs
Ghost signs Courtesy of Vernacular Typography
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?
Shoe shop
Shoe shop Courtesy of Missin Letters
The Poo School
The Poo School Courtesy of Missin Letters
Barb Can
Barb Can Courtesy of Missin Letters
Topic Re Ords
Topic Re Ords Courtesy of Missin Letters
Anchorme
Anchorme Courtesy of Missin Letters

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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