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Type Atlas

Filed under: Projects  Ondrej Jób,

http://www.urtd.net/

I recently went through more than 32.000 photos that I took since 2002, when I bought my first digital camera and moved to Bratislava to start college.

It took me a couple of days, but It was so much fun to see what I was doing 5 or 10 years ago on this or that exact day. While digging through my personal history, I noticed two interesting things. First, as I was progressing with my graphic design education, I gradually started taking more and more photos of typography and everything type-related I found on the streets during my trips and visits. And second, I noticed that some of my typographic findings don't exist anymore – some were taken down, some neons broke, others were painted over or covered with ads, realizing that my photographs might now be the only evidence of their existence.

Sopot, PL
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Sopot, PL

As typography isn't exactly the most interesting thing in the world for my family members or majority of my friends, I have never shared most of these photos with anyone. But now, when I got the chance to look at all the pictures organized into one big collection, I decided to create a special place and share them with the world.

Gdańsk, PL
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Gdańsk, PL

There are tons of people thoroughly documenting typography all around the globe, but surprisingly only a few here in Slovakia and surrounding countries. Although many of the pieces I've photographed are from abroad, I hope that you will find the ones from my Czechoslovak socialist past especially intriguing.

Gbely, SK
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Gbely, SK

OK, so that's for introduction, now go ahead and follow @typeatlas on Instagram! And if that's not your thing, all the photos are automatically republished to Flickr and Tumblr. Enjoy!