This project began as a study of the typographic diversity in the signs along South Sixth Avenue and South Twelfth Avenue. I collected the images into an alphabet book and screen-printed a few of the letters. This is no ordinary alphabet book, but a geographic and cultural tour through two important corridors in the south side of Tucson. The reader advances through the book and simultaneously advances further south on the streets collecting letters from the signs on buildings along the route. To capture the history behind the images I am conducting interviews with business owners to create a narrative about life and business on these streets.
About the Project