R sticker

I guess a lot of folks were busy when Andy Beach was organizing an Urban
Outfitters sticker project, so he turned to his B list and called me.
Since the theme was "My City", I polished up an R based on American
ornamental engraving that I had in the crates.


This specimen was drawn by J.M. Bergling, an early twentieth century artist. I took a cue from the acanthus leaves which, incidentally, also helped me to fill out the awkward spaces created by trying to cram a letter into a round shape. The herbaceous details also relate nicely to the embellishments often found in much of Reading’s more decorative architecture — that’s my post-rationalization, anyway.