September 14, 2004


If one were to look in the Photography section of this site, one would find two new collections of pictorial goodness. The first is a general assortment of signage, forgotten letterforms and typographic bits found in and around Philadelphia, it is called Found Typography. The second collection is from Labor Day, the day when workers lay down their pickaxes and shovels to eat various grilled delicacies, and comprises the celebratory cookout and subsequent badminton matches held through the night, it is called Labor Day & Night.


After a kind shove from a reader and my own inability to keep coming up with excuses, I made a quick modification to the swf that powers my Photography section. That’s right, dear reader, you are now entrusted with the ability to move forwards and backwards. Rollover the photos to explore. Use it wisely.

Commentary (14):

1. Dan Mall says… sep 12, 2004 | 11:29 pm

Inspiring work, especially on the “Found Typography” section. I’m always looking for examples of design in real life as opposed to the make-believe world we all live in. Thanks for finding a bridge between the two.

2. Benjamin says… sep 12, 2004 | 11:45 pm

Found Typography is brilliantly inspirational; something completely out of the norm and lending itself to great ideas.

Well done, and thank you.

3. JohnyB says… sep 13, 2004 | 9:39 am

Nice shots Jason, I really like them. I love the designer’s view of the world (so I can see that I’m not the only person with similar illness ;) …)

4. Rob Weychert says… sep 13, 2004 | 9:52 am


5. Gilbert Lee says… sep 13, 2004 | 1:26 pm

Beautiful photography, Jason. My town isn’t as eccentric as Philly but I did find some beautiful typography in downtown Bountiful Utah!

My favorite: Bountiful Lumber

6. David Schontzler says… sep 13, 2004 | 7:46 pm

Nice shots, only one complaint: the photo galleries are a bit of a pain to navigate. There’s no simple way to just go through the photos and enjoy them. You have to locate a bar, click it, view the image, look for the next bar, and repeat. It really takes away from the experience.

7. Jason Santa Maria says… sep 13, 2004 | 7:50 pm

I agree with you Dave. I am working on a quick fix that will make you feel warm all over.

8. Dan Mall says… sep 14, 2004 | 12:58 am

Oooh . . . nice functionality. But now I know your secret . . .

9. T N says… sep 15, 2004 | 5:34 pm

i like the navigation, the bars get darker after you have already viewed the pic. but who am i to say?

10. Merritt says… sep 15, 2004 | 5:55 pm

I agree with that first guy. If I have to spend my evenings trying to click on tiny rectangles then the terrorrists have already won!

11. Kim Cornell says… sep 16, 2004 | 9:30 pm


12. Sian says… sep 18, 2004 | 7:16 am

Enjoying the photographs, which camera do you use?

13. Jason Santa Maria says… sep 18, 2004 | 3:55 pm

Thanks Sian, some of the photos were taken with my old camera, a Nikon Coolpix 995, the others were taken with my shiny new Nikon D70.

14. Tim Hill says… sep 20, 2004 | 11:10 pm

I wanna know how to do the resize thingy with different picture widths lengths etc etc

next year try out backyard cricket or soccer, thats where the real fun lie(th)