Just noticed this today on the subway:
Isn’t that weird? The Os are sideways, all of them. The N in lean is slightly shaved off on the right edge; compare it to the N in not. And the letters in lean don’t seem to have the same baseline.
What the hell is up with that? I thought it was some kind of pranked-up fake sign at first, but all of the Do not lean on door signs were like that.
Update: Here's a sharper photo on Gothamist earlier this year.
I've decided to start using flickr and taking more photos, what with having this handy pocket-sized digital camera and all.
I think you can see all of my photos here. Just a few so far; most of it's fake Nintendo DS game covers.
Took this one today, on the N train. New, all-electronic displays, which ought to solve the problem of a train getting re-routed and having a useless track display.
Here’s a reason to be glad to be back at the office: A couple of the project managers were leaving, and we had a little going-away festival, complete with a piñata strung up from a ceiling fixture. Below you can see one of the departing managers having at it with an aluminum pole. Originally she was blindfolded, but those pictures didn’t come out so well.
Yes, she was swinging that thing blind, surrounded by monitors and co-workers. We were all gathered around with that feeling of mixed dread and anticipation — Hope she doesn’t whack a monitor with that, but wouldn’t it be kinda cool?
Getting the scanner working today ate about an hour and a half, largely because of poor font choice by whoever designed the lid of the scanner. I downloaded the drivers for the CanoScan LIDE 50, when what I have is the LIDE 30. So, if I’d been doing any drawing lately, I’d be able to scan the art in tonight.
I’ve been going through old posts, adding tags. The sketch tag will get you all the drawing posts I’ve tagged so far. I noticed that I hadn’t posted any art since June. Yipe.
In other news, Ground has closed. The owner sold it, and the new owner has sold off the old furniture and is redoing the whole place. It’ll be a café, which I assume means it’ll sell coffee, but whether it’ll have cheap coffee, as well as comfy seats and wi-fi, only time will tell.
Meanwhile I’ve been doing my local hanging out at Basic, up on Erie and 8th, near the hospital. The food and drinks are good, but the seats are all hard, and it tends to be loud. Not conducive to long sketch sessions. I need a new place to sling my ass while I draw.
The reason my camera and Basic show up in the same post is this odd bit of art hanging on the side of a building right near Basic:
( Weird bat-head mandalla )