20 Chicago Type Photos
As a writer and designer, letters and words are a large part of my life — beyond what we all use in our daily life. I use words to tell a story, to evoke emotion, and to compel an action.
So too do street artists whose work I see throughout the city. I’m fascinated by these letterforms and words I find, there but for a brief moment in time.
I often wonder why people take time to put these words out there. What do they mean to that person? Their art is for all to see, but in a way, I can’t help but feel like I’m intruding on a private moment. Some of these expressions are hurried, some are elaborate; some are silly and seem frivolous, and others are politically motivated. But all give us a glimpse into our culture.
I have hundreds of these type-related ride pics from all over the city. Today, I’m posting a few of my favorites below. Most of these are no longer there, so I’m happy I have these photos.