Ever see an example of Type You Like? A street sign, a strap-line on a billboard poster, the type on a book cover, or even the typeface on your toothpaste. Well, I’m a little obsessive in my photographing type and lettering, but I’d like to share that obsession; what’s more, I’d like you to get involved.
Every week (or month, depending on the volume of submission), I’ll be featuring Type You Like. Getting involved is simple. Here’s what you need to do:
When you see some type you like—wherever and in whatever form it takes — take a snap of it with your cell-phone (British readers, read “Mobile”) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s really that simple. If you wish to send some additional info with the photo (i.e. where it was taken, etc), then by all means do so; however, if you’re in a hurry, then just send the photo, no subject, no nothing, just a photo of the type you like.
If you include your Web site address, then your photo (when featured here) will link back to you. So don’t delay, add email@example.com to your phone’s address book, and shoot some type.
Here is one to get the proverbial ball rolling: The cover of “Typography Today”, delivered today (I couldn’t open the packaging fast enough!).