It is curious how the visual culture of different cities evolves. Sometimes it takes visiting another city to appreciates the distinguishing features that make each one unique. On a recent trip to Toronto, I was struck particularly by the quality and craftsmanship of the commercial art, being the typography nerd that I am. These vestiges of an earlier time have survived the march of progress and in some cases have been restored or replicated. It is a beautiful way to incorporate the human touch into the urban landscape and we would do well to take note.
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