Examples of lettering are plentiful in New York City. They reveal layers of history and of people. Join Alexander Tochilovsky on a guided walking tour through one of the most lettering-heavy sections of Brooklyn. The path winds through four separate neighborhoods (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, and Bed-Stuy), whose vibrant history can be traced through its signs. Along the way you will encounter store signs, foundry marks, ornate building names, graffiti, elaborate "no parking" signs, and many other attractive letters. Countless encounters with photogenic pieces of lettering guaranteed!
The tour will begin at the corner of Fulton Street and South Portland Ave, near the Lafayette St station on the C train, and Fulton St station on the G train. We will walk east, weaving around Fulton Street, stopping for a lunch break mid-way on Fulton Street, and continuing on towards the final destination an old and beautiful school building, ending the tour near the Nostrand Ave station on the A and C trains.
The top image is a sampling of the real signs we will encounter along the way, but of course, the best ones are saved for the tour itself.