After reading Mandy's post about LAB, a wonderful online and print magazine, I spent some time on their site reading an article on folk typography. Great stuff, this article, with great pictures to boot! Ever since then, I've noticed vernacular type all around Boston and I'm determined to document what I see as examples of this fascinating combination of communication and folk art.
I started at work. Now, these labels aren't exactly folk typography used to capture the publics eye, but I do love the mixture of handwriting. It's a start.