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Decaying Helvetica: TSUDANUMA

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

I came across this lovely bit of decaying Japanese Helvetica text at Tsudanuma station on Friday.  At first glance I thought it was some attempt at scratching some text onto a pole, but once I really looked I discovered that the apparent scratches were in fact decaying bits of text that spell out the the station name phonetically in the hiragana alphabet.

Fonts, the art of how we communicate with written language are beautiful study in their own simplicity.

つ だ ぬ ま Tsu Da Nu Ma 津田沼

Tsu as in TSUdanumna

Da as in tsuDAnuma

Nu as in tsudaNUma

Ma as in tsudanuMA

Rain Can’t Dampen a Fiery Passion

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The rain came back again today.  It seems like it never really left.  It also feels like the rainy season will come early this year.  Rain, rain, and more rain.  It sent me seeking cover to avoid getting my camera wet.  I got some nice macro shots of fonts and text in a state of decay from the stations today.

It just goes to prove that no matter the location, the weather, or my current state of mind nothing can stop me from taking pictures.  So, to all you out there that has a fiery passion, do not deny it.  Nurture your passions and go out and change your life.

Partial Kana on Concrete

Water of Watercolors

A Slice of G

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