Typinglot

online at: http://typinglot.com

Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013
Atif Akin, New York, 2013

Typologic and photographic survey in typography.

TypingLot is an ongoing project about urban typography. The project consists of a collection of type photographs showcased online at http://typinglot.com and a software which allows its users to type by using the letters in this collection. Currently, there are more than three thousand photographs in the collection taken in urban environments mostly in the New York and New Jersey region. New Orleans, San Francisco, Helsinki, Berlin, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir are some other cities that happen to be presented

in this collection. TypingLot enrolls amateur type design in a serious manner, thus acknowledging that society’s visual and material culture is not solely the product of professional design activity. What makes the typographic life on the street more beautiful than a designer’s screen are the transformations of type due to physicalities of the material being used, or the texture, or mis-applications, implementations by the sign painters or printers. More specifically about this project, slight bulges caused by the photographic distortions are also added to these imperfections.

TypingLot started in January 2012 on a photo publishing platform for mobile media. Its visual style with its rigid square format and color correction filters which streamlines the light on various photographs, implies a typologic depository for type.