Friday, January 27, 2006


It's hard enough navigating through the streets of Manhattan, with all the potholes, pedestrians, messengers, traffic and construction. Throw in a sign for a ClOSED street and one could easily get lost in confusion. The author of this sign is not unfamiliar with the uppercase L, as he demonstrates in his master PLAN. So what kind of breakdown caused him to stall at 19th St? If you happen upon this alternate route warning, I suggest you escape from New York, with haste.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

BAGEl Beguile

Spotted by friend and graphic designer Carol King, who has a keen eye for detail, you really couldn't ask for a better example of a lowercase L than this BAGEl in NYC. This menu board outside of Maidre on 7th Ave in South Slope, Brooklyn also boasts pastries from BAlTHAZAR Bakery. Bonus points for this find, because the flipside of the menu board (click photo on left) features the same message, but with no improperly placed lowercase L's! Makes you wonder if the author who wrote the first side of the menu was fired and quickly replaced by a new employee who wrote the flipside. Also makes me leery about eating the bagels and pastries here.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I Want It Painted BlACK

Found in the Good Footing Adventures shoe store on 7th Ave in Park Slope, these two boxes of BlACK shoe polish may be able to cover your scuffs, but they will also leave an indelible mark on the fabric of your delicate mind. I'm not sure how good this adventure will turn out to be, but the game is afoot for sure. And, this is the third time we've seen such a black and white case of lowercase L.