Thursday, April 27, 2006

AT lEAST IT WAS mostly uppercase

Sent in by Shep, our man on the field in the UK, this may be the first example of an inappropriate lowercase L that has actually been published and circulated. Look at track #9, AT lEAST IT WAS. You may be Thinking Out Loud, "Nothing Brings Me Down ... except an errant lowercase L!" In Shep's own words,
Just when I was despairing of ever finding a single example, along come two in almost as many weeks…

So, hot on the heels of the Williamsburg ‘PlEASE TAKE WHAT YOU WANT’ find, see attached photos of the sleeve of Emiliana Torrini’s cd ‘Fisherman’s Woman’ (released a couple of years ago, at least in the UK).

Slightly mystified as to the how and why this has happened (it’s repeated in the inner sleeve), but I can see at lEAST one oddity here…

I wouldn't be surprised if Emiliana Torrini sees a massive RECAll of her album. Serves her right. I bet she'll be more careful Next Time Around

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Just as my neighbor was about to mail this letter to the TRAFFIC VIOlATIONS PlEA UNIT, I noticed several violations of his own! The first two lowercase L's in VIOlATIONS and PlEA are not so offensive, since the lowercase L is slightly taller than the other letters, and some of the i's are lowercase and dotted to balance things out. But take a look at AlBANY. Folks, this is the reason we have ZIP codes. Otherwise some poor mailman would be driving around for days on end, looking for Aibany, New York, only to grow frustrated go postal on you, ultimately leaving your letter undelivered, and your fine doubled. How you gonna' talk yourself out of that ticket, my friendly neighbor?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Take my L ... PlEASE!

Submitted by way of friend of a friend, Shep passed this photo onto Simon, who delivered the goods to me. Taken in Williamsburg, this super example of lowercase L is as good as they get. PlEASE TAKE WHAT YOU WANT comes across as more of an existential message, beckoning, "Draw your own conclusions about why I may have written all these letters in the upper case, except for the L". I cannot begin to fathom the thought process, or lack thereof, while this sign was being constructed. Maybe the L was an afterthought, squeezed in after the rest of the letters were already written? Or maybe there are just so many signs out there that spell PlEASE this way that the author thought it was correct.

PlEASE TAKE a moment to share your thoughts below.