Once I’d gotten past being solicited by several taxi drivers at JFK, directing a cab to a non-existent intersection in Brooklyn, getting surprisingly tipsy, and crashing at a respectable 9:30pm yesterday, getting in sync with Eastern time turned out to be not too hard. And boy, am I glad of it. The first day wandering the streets of Brooklyn was a good one, with plenty of type inspiration littering billboards and shop fronts on every block. We grabbed a burger, drank a beer, got a little lost, and ended up back at the loft – a superbly decorated and surprisingly spacious place, perfect for a bunch of type nerds to spend a week. I could get used to this.
For seven days, a handful of Lost Type's designers will live under one roof with a common goal; to source inspiration for type and lettering from the city of New York. We'll also be visiting with the local talent and journaling our adventures on this blog. Check back for live updates!