The uncelebrated typographers of the road


From Kottke:

A lovely short video profile of Thomas Lilley, who is a roadliner in Glasgow. A roadliner is a person who paints the words and marks on roads with molten thermoplastic. Lilley does it quickly, freehand, and beautifully.

Thomas Lilley has the prime characteristic of a great designer (to my eyes, at least) and that is clarity.