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Photo by @honeyburbon | Deb Piepenburg

Photo by @honeyburbon | Debbie Piepenburg

Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest #ModernismProject photo challenge –#typography. It was a pleasure to have Bobby Solomon with The Fox Is Black look through all of your submissions, so thank you for being our special guest judge! Bobby chose Debbie Piepenburg’s photo (@honeyburbon) of the Hollywood Downtowner Motel. As a Hollywood resident, Debbie’s obsessed with the old signs that line the streets of her neighborhood. She loves how fresh and alive they appear to be with their neon lights twinkling throughout the day. She loves how the light combinations constantly change and give passerby’s a glimpse into the past and the future all at once.

Follow Debbie on Instagram (@honeyburbon) to see more of her inspirations as she snaps photos of her neighborhood, her travels, and her favorite cats.

Check back next Thursday, January 24th when we announce our LAST #ModernismProject challenge – and your last chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week!

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Happy New Year everyone! We took some time away from the #ModernsimProject to enjoy the holidays, and we’re back with two more challenges (and two more chances to win tickets!) before Palm Springs Modernism Week in February.  Our prize this week is a pair of tickets to the Silver Factory Gala on February 15th (a value of $250). Come and celebrate Andy Warhol’s notorious studio, where decadence and impropriety reigned supreme. For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#TYPOGRAPHY.

Go forth and capture images of vintage signs and ephemera that inspire modernism. Anything from roadsigns and posters to cereal boxes and soda cans. Typography is everywhere, so we want to see it in your community!

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Bobby Solomon, Editor-In-Chief of The Fox Is Black – a blog that focuses on design, architecture, music and culture. The Fox Is Black was started in 2007 as a way of sharing interesting ideas with likeminded people. Solomon currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as an art director at Disney Interactive.

Solomon believes that, “typography, both for digital use or hand-lettered, are thriving industries which have seen huge amounts of growth over the last 10 years. Though these styles are very different, the two are so critical to our world these days. Artists with the ability to paint beautiful signs on the glass of a storefront are equally important as a designer creating legible typefaces that make our reading experiences better.”

And we wholeheartedly agree!

Scroll down for contest rules…


Bobby Solomon

Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.

To participate in the #typography challenge:

• follow modernism_week on Instagram
• be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #Typography.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, January 10th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 14th.
• The winner will be announced January 16th.

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