Public Typography Study

Modern American Marquees

Class Project
Fall 2019

Artfully boring. This project focuses on the typography of American Marquee signs in the heart of America (a.k.a. Kansas) Marquee signs are some of most basic forms of communication, that seem to have always been around. They are boring, mundane, overlooked, or ignored. I decided to take a closer look and discovered that they are genuine, quirky, and beautiful in an ugly sort of way. Here’s why.