Suicide and iPhoto

Sign detail, Virginia City, Nevada

It’s easy to spot a designer. They’re usually the ones taking photos of a doorknob or a sign. I’m no different. My iPhoto page probably looks like most every other designer—little boxes with typography. Virginia City, Nevada is not the same place that Mark Twain wrote about while working at the Territorial Enterprise. It’s a little cheesy. There are fudge stores, souvenir shops, and tours of defunct silver mines. It is, however, a treasure trove of Victorian typography. And you must love a town that has a Suicide Table, which is what we called my grandmother’s dining table on days when she made the saltiest Taco salad in the world.

Sign detail, Virginia City, Nevada

The Suicide Table (not my grandmother's dining room)

Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada

Sign detail

Sign detail, Virginia City, Nevada

Sign detail, Virginia City, Nevada

my iPhoto Typography album