Careful Spacing

by Don Friedman on July 2, 2014

I really admire the work of this sign painter. He squeezed nine words into the small pieces of wall available  between the windows and the sawtooth roof and still made it legible and readable. Sure, “M’F’G” for manufacturing and “M’F’RS” for manufacturers are non-standard abbreviations, but they make perfect sense in context.

In discussing old structural designs, I like to make the point that people in the past were not only as smart as us, they may well have been smarter, given what they accomplished with the primitive tools they had. In this case, a painter made the same point some 70 or 80 years ago.

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