Found Font Friday

With regard to the surreptitious disposal and triumphant recovery of the Doves Type from London’s Thames River (from an article in typespec magazine): The Doves Type® revival . Not to be confused with my post Font Friday 2, about fonts created from lettering and signs found in the great outdoors. Raised from the dead: The Doves Type …

Fiery Font Friday

From fontsinuse.com. Ok, how cool is this? Look at all those fonts! Seriously, folks, that’s a lot of fonts, but there are so many they become kind of a pattern, and it somehow works. Don’t try this at home. With excellent commentary by Peiran Tan about Chinese fonts.

Forgotten Font Friday

A lovely type-related article from Atlas Obscura, chroniclers of the strange and wonderful. The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today. By CARA GIAIMO for Atlas Obscura

Forgotten Font Friday

A lovely type-related article from Atlas Obscura, chroniclers of the strange and wonderful. The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today. By CARA GIAIMO for Atlas Obscura

(Rainbow) Flag Font Friday

In-person LGBTQIA+ celebrations may be cancelled this year, but a new(ish) typeface can soothe your wounds with rainbow colored curves and strokes. Behold: the typeface “Gilbert.” [Update] I’m getting some formatting errors in this post, so here’s a link to the original article: https://www.typewithpride.com/ On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic …

Fairbanks, Flagstaff, Fresno, Florida, Fairfield, Falmouth, Fayette, Fargo, Fort Worth Font Friday

Andy Murdock is co-founder of The Statesider: “The most interesting US travel stories, delivered directly to your inbox.” Here he writes about the 222 fonts he found with names associated with US states. The United Fonts of America Before 1984, I had never encountered the word “font.” Then a Macintosh computer showed up in my …

‘F is for The Flash’ Font Friday

Alphabet created by Simon Koay, from SimonKoay.com: Superbet ‘Superbet’ is a typographic exploration of alphabet design by reimagining each letter of the alphabet as everyone’s favourite superheroes and supervillains. Each letter has been created with inspiration from characters who share that same initial in their name.These would be great for kids, or as CNet put it, “perfect for any bedroom wall or …

Foot Font Friday

A lot of people seem to get type tattoos on their feet. Judging by images online, most of the tattoos are on women, and are inspirational (“Live Laugh Love,” or a serotonin molecule labeled “Stay Positive”). Some are foot-specific (“These feet are made for dancing”) and a few are names (“Amanda”). Many of them use the …