Featured Image: Tobias Frere-Jones, Gotham (2000–2009). Obama Rally Sign Graphic Design: Sender LLC. Photo: Courtesy of Tobias Frere-Jones Gotham celebrates the robust but nameless genre of lettering that appears in public spaces throughout New York. Frere-Jones surveyed Manhattan block by block to record and study this style of lettering, which has been made by engineers rather than designers. A photographic archive of a craft that was quickly vanishing with gentrification became the central reference in preserving the flavor and expanding the range of these “outsider” forms.

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