Category: Art

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Band Logos in Papyrus

I have a love-hate relationship with the font Papyrus. Mostly hate. It’s one of the most overused fonts out there, and while it’s not quite as hated as Comic Sans, it’s arguably worse. Comic...

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Fort Worth Water Gardens

In downtown Fort Worth, Texas, just a few blocks from Sundance Square, lies a unique city park known as the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Designed by renowned postmodern architect Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth...

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The Architecture of UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, or UT Dallas, is a college located in Richardson, Texas, several miles north of Dallas proper. (Why they don’t call it UT Richardson is a mystery to me....

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The Guardians of DFW Chinatown

Chinese immigrants started settling in America in the mid-1800s, helping fuel the 1849 California Gold Rush and build the Transcontinental Railroad. In this pre-automotive era, these Chinese Americans often settled in dense urban neighborhoods,...

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...

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The New Urbanism in Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas is an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. The city is known for two things: the corporate headquarter buildings all along the Dallas North Tollway, and the plethora of restaurants along Belt...

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Texas Logos in Comic Sans

If you’re a frequent reader of this website (and I hope you are), you already know of my love of redoing famous logos in ugly fonts like Papyrus, Algerian and Jokerman. For me, there’s...

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Website Logos in Optima Font

Yahoo got some flak recently for their new logo. Done in a font called Optima, Yahoo’s new logo has been criticized for looking too much like a makeup brand. I agree that it’s a...

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The Corporate States of America Poster

If you’re a fan of maps, you’ll be pleased to know that “The Corporate States of America” is now available as a poster. This 18×12″ print is rendered in crisp, bright colors on a...

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Book Covers in Comic Sans

Comic Sans is the most reviled font in the world. There are worse fonts, for sure, but Comic Sans has become the most infamous. Today it’s become the “Plan 9 from Outer Space” for...