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10:12 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Treasuring Evansville's old type could mean a bright future

Local designer Matt Wagner, sign painter Mike Eades and Historic Preservation Officer Dennis Au take host Cass Herrington on a "typography tour" of Evansville.

Here's the full recording of the show:

Host Cass Herrington investigates the state of Evansville typography -- the old, the new and the yet to be developed.

On today's program, we're visiting the old signs that linger on Evansville's street corners and sidewalks. Old typefaces tell stories about the period they were designed and about the painstaking process that their craftsmen spent to create them.

Designer Jesse Southerland documented these photos in 2007 when he was living in Evansville. They will be published in an upcoming book by Steven Heller, called "Found Type."

Liked a song you heard on today’s program? Here’s the playlist:

“Helvetica” – Arms and Sleepers

“Closing” – Philip Glass

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