If you enjoy typography, go out and find it! – Fiona Hudson
Just as Robert Brownjohn once did in New York, Fiona often scours the streets and train stations of Sydney with her camera, looking for specimens of ‘found type’. Her collection is growing, as are the number of found-type enthusiasts worldwide. I first came across Fiona’s Sydney Found Type collection, while researching the work of Stephen Banham. While there are many similar galleries of type in the wilds of the internet, I especially enjoyed this one because – having once lived in Sydney myself – many of the signs were familiar to me.
Fiona’s collection isn’t large, but as I perused further I was surprised to find three pieces of our own work included. I must say, it does feel good to have our signs ‘found’ among the millions of signs in this sprawling city. Here are some of my favourite of Fiona’s photos: