Hanoi

So, I made a short trip to Hanoi last week and 2 things about this city struck me: Fonts and Gates. There is an incredibly decorative element to Hanoi that is integral to its visual identity, a mix of Western art-decor (French influence?) style with Chinese finesse.

I was obsessed with the richness of decorative motifs in every corner...a breath of fresh air where fonts were concerned. No white-washing with ultra modern sleek fonts, but rather, improvisation and an organic hotchpotch of contrasting visual identities, old and new.

 

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