Remember December One: Havana Lettering Clurb

We may think 2017 was “a garbage fire of a year” but it wasn’t, at least not totally. Each day for the month of December, we are bringing you one remarkable, personal thing we want to remember 2017 for.
Taylor goes first:


Havana Lettering Clurb

This year I needed a vacation. Not a visit-your-friend-in-another-city vacation. Not a take-friday-and-monday-off long weekend. Not a tag-along-with-your-parents anniversary trip. No, a real vacation with some adventure, a beach, and some goddamn peace and quiet.

A good friend and I decided on Cuba. The Obama administration’s decision to lift travel restrictions had already been partially revoked, so we knew we didn’t have much time before the borders would be shut again. Most importantly, it fit our tight budget.

I turned my phone off for a week of analog exploration. I played a game of historical investigation with type that surrounded me. I found that the environmental letterforms, like the architecture, took many different forms.

One of my favorite spots on any vacation is the local cemetery and Colon did not disappoint. Many of the headstones used bold and geometric grotesque sans faces.

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Greetings From Isla Mujeres

Last spring I found myself desperate for a vacation while also paying off also my student loans. Like the scrappy gal I am, I decided there was only one thing to do—mooch off my parents!

I was vaguely aware of their plans to travel to Cancun for spring break, so I asked if I could join their all inclusive adventure. They agreed. I was off to Mexico!

After five days of touristy ~chill~ we decided to take a boat to Isla Mujeres.

If the boats on the pier were any indication of the lettering I was about to see on the island, I knew I was in for a treat.


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Taylor Loves Interrobangs. Do You‽

What is the interrobang‽  It’s that weird thing! Wikipedia says it’s a “non-standard punctuation mark” used to “combine the functions of the question mark and the exclamation mark.” The Guardian describes it as “that inappropriate over-sharer we all know.” Brand New calls it “the hipster of punctuation marks.” It’s a lot of things, but most importantly it is a single girl’s bf(f). Join me and claim the interrobang as your bæ this V-day.

Interrobangs from sketchbook. Contributions by Jessica Griscti & Cody Pumper.

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