Rootin' Tootin' Type

Western typography, Walt Disney World

Designers are obsessive. We tend to not do things halfway. If we collect thimbles, we must have every kind ever made. If we like Trade Gothic, we’ll defend it to the death. When we travel, we are the odd people seen taking pictures of a doorknob, or every manhole in Amsterdam. I’m no different. While other people are busy taking photos of their families in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, I’m shooting the typography on the sign in front of Frontierland. I have a special love for western type, and there’s no shortage of it at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. For your viewing pleasure I have collected much of this typography for you.

As an aside to those guests taking the family castle photo, for the love of God bring your subject closer and let the castle be in the background. Unless you need to see your subject’s shoes, they will be tiny people in the distance and you will wait forever for everyone to pass. This is my insane pet peeve. I want the job that allows me to kindly suggest to guests that this is a bad thing to do.