Fun Side Project: KC Type

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One of the reasons that I’m excited about working downtown is that I feel like I will have more opportunity to walk around the city and take photographs. A few weeks back, I stumbled upon New Type York, a typographic photoblog curated by James Patrick Gibson. I instantly fell in love with the site for three reasons:

  1. I’m a total typography nerd.
  2. I love photography.
  3. New York is a pretty cool city.

Obviously, my interest was piqued. But then, as I started walking around downtown Kansas City, I began to realize that I could do a similar project from our fair Midwestern town. With the handy tools of Tumblr and Twitter, I was able to quickly setup KC Type – a Kansas City typography photoblog. I’m going to try and post at least one photo per day there. If you’d like, you can grab the RSS feed or follow @KCType on Twitter.

Eventually, I think I might allow submissions and I’ve got some other ideas as well (KC Type on vacation…visits to other cities, etc.). But for now, I’ll just be posting one photo every day of signage, embellishment, decoration, embossing, or any random selection of Kansas City type that I find.

Author: Shane

Shane Adams is a marketer, designer, blogger and preacher man who lives in the Kansas City area with his beautiful artist wife Alli and his corn-chip-smelling dog, Dreyfuss.

2 thoughts on “Fun Side Project: KC Type”

  1. Such a fantastic idea for a blog, Shane! I love what you’ve gathered so far. Downtown is chock-full of amazing typography examples, but I’m glad you’ve expanded to other parts of the metro, too. Cheers!

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