and its fellow trouble-makers Q and W are finally free. We were shocked that these letters had technically been banned in Turkey since 1928. Our outrage was short-lived since we only learned of this after reading about the release of Q, W, and X from Turkey’s alphabet jail.
GDL Studio can’t help but crack a little smile for Q, which has had more than its share of setbacks during its lifetime. We can’t help but notice that the Periodic Table of Elements is still Q-free. But we feel like the momentous Turkish decision may be the start of a major comeback for Q.
Need to celebrate Q, W, or X? We can help over at our Etsy shop.
e’re going to have to go with Columbus Day to celebrate the discovery of America until there is an official holiday that honors the first people to populate what is now known as North America. So on this day that commemorates a great feat of discovery (or re-discovery) we introduce a new way to explore America: the State Letter Collage Print collection.
As you may know, we’ve spent years roaming from sea to shining sea seeking the coolest, funkiest vintage sign letters. We snap photos of old signs, crop the choicest letters, and put them into new contexts. In this case, we are using our vast letter collection to spell out the name of your favorite state in a repeating pattern. This design is dropped into the iconic outline of your state.
And for your geographically-challenged friends, we also put the name of the state in a normal font. (If you are a purist, we can remove that part. Just let us know.) Learn more about the State Letter Collage Print collection.