A dozen curious participants experienced seeing and hearing about Atlanta from a fresh perspective following tour stops determined by interesting examples of letters, graphics and architecture found in the downtown area. Starting at historic Five Points and meandering through the Fairlie-Poplar District to uptown-downtown, walkers viewed lettering on buildings, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, and abandoned signs. The walk traveled time from the lettering on the historic Flatiron Building (1897) to the most recent sign (2014) for Gallery 72 which is located in the lobby of the old Atlanta Journal Constitution Building and pays homage to the past tenant by mimicking a newspaper printing press shape.
The tour was guided by Sue Youngblood, SEGD member and faculty at The Art Institute of Atlanta, as a practice run for the type walk to be given at the 2014 SEGD Conference, Convergence, in June. This is just one of seven tour options for the conference. Hope to see you there!