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THE PHOTO STASH: NYC 2012

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Whenever I leave Houston, I have a camera around my neck at all times and the hunt is on. Yeah, I keep an eye out for some stylish folks here and there, but mostly I'm breaking the location down by rhythm, colors, lines, type, textures, etc. I need a lot of time alone just to observe, soak up, process and document my surroundings. When i get to a 'cool' part of town, I like to figure out why it's considered cool. The same goes for trashy, nice, hipster, rich (and so on) parts of towns.

A few months ago, I went to NYC with Roots The Salon and was on inspiration overload. I've been to NY a bunch since graduating high school, but I never have the same experience. I usually have a pretty tight schedule when I go and try to cram in everyone I know into the few days I have. This time I had plans fall through more than once, which gave me and the city some necessary time alone.

I always see people with cameras in their hands and wonder what their film/memory cards are full of, so that's why I'm sharing this post with you. These are the photos I take and store on my hard drive for inspiration. No one ever gets to see these because there's not much of anything going on. Not a beautiful, lanky goddess wearing the latest trends, or photos of me standing in front of notable NY things... just what is. I really enjoy type. Ugly type, pretty type, trends type, right down to handwriting. It's such a neat form of communication. With just a few lines, a mood is created. Pretty neat.

Anyway, I'll get on with the visuals...

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Do you have a hidden stash of travel photos that don't get seen? If so, what are you photographing and why?

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FUN FACT FRIDAY: 17





Hey pals, it's kind of been a busy week so this one's not the most interesting fact. More of an observation.

Fun Fact: I was having a bored moment a work the other day and realized that there are no (english) words that can be made using the bottom row of letters on a QWERTY keyboard or an old typewriter. (ZXCVBNM)

Have a great weekend from your pal, John Korey.


p.s. May the fourth be with you

super nerdy fun stuff


If you like typefaces and/or personality quizes, you should take the What Type Are You test. It takes maybe five minutes to complete and it's fun to compare with people at work. I took it yesterday while I was still on my lunch break and got Archer Hairline. I think it fits, but that could be because I LOVE thin type and I LOVE Archer. It's a weakness.
Isn't it pretty?
If you like type and would like to know more about Archer click on one below.


Even if you aren't a Type nerd, I still think you should check out the sites. A little variety of knowledge never hurt anyone. You may learn that you've been choosing ugly typefaces all along and this post could be the turning point for you :) 

If you really just don't care, I'll continue to love you, just a little less than before. (joke...well, kind of)



To take the test click on the link below
If you take the test and have time, comment back and tell us which one you are!

One of our friends suggested we look up Fabio Viale after the styrofoam cup post we had up. There was some cool stuff on the sites so we thought we continuing sharing

http://www.yatzer.com/feed_1960_the_deceiving_sculptures_of_fabio_viale

http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2009/10/23/fabio-viale/

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