Maybe I’ve been cooped up in the bubble for too long, but it seems that OTR has been delivering its olfactory pleasures with surprising ferocity as of late. As the neighborhood condo tour gets underway this afternoon, I wonder if my potential neighbors will notice. If they do, will they be charmed or repulsed?
As for the graffito above and its many candy-colored brethren that mark OTR’s sidewalks like typographic territorial pissing, should I be annoyed that this is left over from the last condo tour, earlier in the year? Or, as a designer with a keen appreciation of Modernism, should I be impressed with the cunning economy of branding a neighborhood once for all the future condo tours?
I’m not sure, and I’m not very invested either way. To the person who made this mark, I can say this: your lettering can use some refinement, your colors are ugly, and you have poor can control.