There were moments when I didn’t think I’d get here, but shifted into Ch-ch-chuggington mode and what do you know … here I am. My typography typology folio is done, as is Uni for the year. Wow, what a slog this semester has been. As I sat in front of 1000 photos of apartment blocks trying to classify them, I did feel the urge to punch myself in the face and scream ‘are you nuts Willis?’
To those that came along on this journey with me, either nodding politely as I banged on about my latest discovery; or that saw me walking the streets, camera-in-hand, going all crazy-lady-clapping-excitedly whenever I found a great example; I thank your for your support (and not calling the white-coat folk).
Here’s my folio of images. If you click on an image, it will open up and you’ll be able to see these architectural masterpieces in full glory (and how I classified them). Could I pick a favourite? I’m not sure I could, it might be akin to picking a favourite child. What about you? Could you pick a favourite?
Double whammy – blonde brick AND slab serif
White brick. Still looking for a Spanish-themed white-brick example. Maybe I’ll have to imagine that ‘Dons Court’ was actually an Aussie take on Don JUAN’s Court 🙂
The ‘mythical’ category. How much do I want to live in the unit called ‘Valhalla’? That’s brilliant. Weird, but brilliant.
Geographic indicators – ‘Park View’ was the single most popular name (equally you could say most unimaginative)
Spice up your life … exotic locations for some un-exotic buildings
Vertical type, coming across these always got me a little excited
Kris Kross will make ya … Check out the wiggida-wiggida-wack ‘Willis Court’, inducer of crazy-lady clapping
Italic scripts, you know that makes it a li’l bit fancy
Heyyyyy sexy ladies
Bust out the burgers and the rollerskates for this sweet retro script. Love it.
Colourful garages – who knew garages could be so pretty?
Location specific – eg Oberon House in Oberon Street