Type You Like Mobile

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 m@ilovetypography.com
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 johno@ilovetypography.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!).

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  1. Great idea!

  2. johno

    Andrew
    I look forward to your submission(s). Thanks.

  3. I’m sending mine as I type. Great idea. Can I send photos taken with my normal camera too? Cheers.

  4. johno

    Typoholic
    Thanks. Yes, you can send any images of type you like. Sending via your phone is just one of the ways. You can send to the same email address in the post, or upload your photo here.

  5. WoW! I love your new blog, John. Adding it to my RSS.
    Guess what? I took several photos with Type during my recent vacation with you in mind :-) I was about to email them to you and then I find out that you’ve launched this new blog and posted this invitation. Whoa!
    I’ll crop the photos and email them to you soon.

  6. johno

    Vivien
    Thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing those photos. Thanks for getting involved. Please spread the word. I’m contemplating printing a big poster of the first 500 entries—a collage of sorts.

    Good to have you back from your hol’s.

  7. I really like the idea of the big poster with the inspirational type photos. I’ll be definitely featuring your new blog and the invite on InspirationBit in the near future.

    Just emailed you the photos. Let me know, please, whether or not you got them.

  8. johno

    Vivien
    Photos received, thanks. Some great type samples there. I want that Stencil Machine! Many thanks again for your support and enthusiasm.

  9. glad you liked the photos. Can’t blame you for wanting that Stencil Machine, it’s very impressive indeed.

  10. Thanks to everyone who has mailed and uploaded photos thus far.
    Keep them coming, please! Oh, and remember, they don’t have to be from your mobile phone! I really should have titled this post, simply, “Type You Like”.

  11. At the gym by my house there is a really cool ad for the LA Times Image section. Remember the shoe I uploaded on Flickr? It’s the same style only this one’s a purse. I keep forgetting to take my phone/camera though!! I’ve tried a Google image search to see if anyone else has a better photo, but no luck :(

  12. Sending an email as I type.

  13. I will definetely be sending you some pics as this happens to me all the time - heck a lot of times its not even print its on another website or something - I will email you whenever I am stumped on a font

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