February 18, 2011

photos among friends

A while back the lovely Jess Van Den contacted me to ask if I might be interested in a collaborative photography project (inspired by the ever-inspiring sfgirlbybay and personal favourite So Fawned).  Why yes, yes I would be very interested.

So this is what we came up with:   Each week one of us would take a turn at randomly selecting a word, next  take a photo inspired by that word (or dig up a shot from our archives), swap and post.  A compare and contrast if you will.

I'm the lucky lady that got to (randomly) selected the first words and I think it was rather fitting, don't you?


from me:
In the town called Font here be your village idiot.  I’ve been in a typeface frame of mind recently and that sort of thinking inevitably leads to font snobbery.  I know I am not alone in my distaste for this idiotic lettering, but if you ever care to read a rather belligerent (and hilarious) response from this foul mouthed fellow then just click here.

from Jess:
This photo was taken in the Blue Mountains, NSW, here in Australia. It was at the beginning of a walking track. I guess the aim of it was to indicate that no pets should be taken on the walk... but a cat? Really?

note: We may have had a laugh filled conversation about the idiocy of bad signage - probably the reason we have a similar take on this word.  A double-dose of design related humour is never-ever a bad thing round these parts.

second note: We're having a hard time thinking of a great title for this project.  Do you have any ideas?  I'm stuck in a naming rut!