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Paris's beautiful street signs and typography

Paris Metro Sign from Slate Photo Blog
Photo from Slate Photo Blog

Next time you're in Paris, take a good look at the art around you, no, not in a museum, on the street! Paris's street signs – as author Louise Fili shows – are works of art in themselves. For more photos and information click on over to Slate's photo blog.

Even though much of this stunning signage and typography is slowly slipping away, for the moment there's quite a lot still there for us to gawk it and perhaps Ms. Fili's work is just what Paris needs to remind itself to preserve it. I'm always on the look out for interesting Paris street art, next time I visit I'm going to pay more attention to the signs.

Her new book Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris is due out in October. I'm definitely putting this one on my wish list.


  1. It's been well over 20 years since I was in Paris but the Metro signs were something that I have always remembered. I love the font used in them. It's such a shame that they are disappearing. Clare x

  2. There are so many great details to absorb in a city such as Paris.


  3. I love anything Paris, so I think I would enjoy this book!!


  4. Joli post Shani, il est vrai qu'à Paris il y a des nombreuses images bien réussi, l'art de la rue... A Montmartre j'ai remarqué plusieurs très sympathique, un jour je prendrai mon appareil photo aussi... Pour l'instant, comme je suis toujours pressée pour aller au travail, c'est pas gagné!!
    Il y a quelqu'un qui aime laisser des images faites avec des mosaïques dans un coin des bâtiments. Enfin, ça met un peu de gaité au béton!!! ;o)

  5. ok, i'm prettttttty sure you just "enabled" me into that luscious book; graphic design, cool fonts AND the streets of paris? bien sur!!! ♥


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