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Typo animation of Tom Waits' "Eggs and Sausage"

Jackie Lay animates the lyrics of Tom Waits “Eggs and Sausage” from his 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner. She captures the familiar typography of the neon signs and menus that one finds in nearly all diners regardless of regions. Watching this makes me nostalgic for the Village Inn diner in Anchorage, Alaska that my friends and I frequented for hours at a time during unofficial senior skip days (Mom, I swear it was only a couple), and after school dances. While today I love living in a city that offers everything and more, I’ve yet to have a cheese fries and strawberry milkshake combination as delicious as those that I enjoyed in those greasy booths.

Eggs and Sausage from Jackie Lay on Vimeo.

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