Friday Flickr Found Type

Gutbustingly Good

Invariably, these kinds of post are couched in grandiloquence, “The World’s Best, most stunningly awesome typographically awe-inspiring found type.” And although, the search engines might love it, I just can’t do it. So here’s some stuff I found that I rather like—and I hope it inspires you.

Aaron Martin:


h*demi:

Isaías Loaiza:

moggalicious

From Martin Pecina’s Flickr. The type is Manuskript Antiqua from designer, calligrapher, and type designer Oldřich Menhart.

Could this be Arial?

Greg Meadows has one of the best Found Type Flickr pools. Great type and stunning photography:

Greg has a great blog too.

Like this material cut of typetogether’s Bree. Handiwork and photo by Marina Chaccur:

You can see Marina’s web site here.

goenetix with some Czech signage:

These covers from LIMONete:

And this one for umbigo magazine (would love a poster of this):

She also has a web site that’s well worth a look.

From TaBe*:

An ampersand made from bark chippings, from Sarah France:

Type skecth from JRG Cisterna:

Bechira Sorin is still playing with type:

Proof that romance is not dead and buried (from Kristina Miletieva):

Kristina has a web site too.

Love these from Petar Pavlov:

Be sure to check out Petar’s Type as Image collection.

Serial ‘thrifter’ monkeysox bought and snapped this cover designed by Barbara Ravizza:

What an exquisite backdrop for a rather mundane sign. From Nolan Webb:

Nolan has also published a book of his abstract photography.

Wonderful homage to Milton Glasner by Oded Ezer:

More from Oded Ezer.

Today’s masthead courtesy of Erik Kastner’s very clever Spell with Flickr.


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  1. The 95 is indeed Arial. I’ve always found its figures much more palatable than the rest of the face.

  2. great stuff! good inspiration for sure!

  3. wow! Thanks for the powerful flickr/typography inspirational shower. Love the interpretation of Milton Glaser’s logo.
    Did you use Spell With Flickr for iLT’s masthead today, or manually picked the photos? ;)

  4. inspirationbit
    Thanks. I used Spell with Flickr—much quicker.

  5. S. Orban

    Nice selection this week ! The more I learn about type, the more I love it.

  6. I’m now addicted to JRG Cisterna’s Flickr feed. And thanks for posting my photo, I’m really flattered you find it inspiration.

  7. Oh great ! I like them very much
    Thanks for collection

  8. Great collection of type! There is so much inspiration in browsing through Flickr. Thanks for compiling this showcase. Nice masthead bytheway.

  9. Sander
    Yes, Flickr is a great place to find inspiration. Lots of typography and lettering groups too. Perhaps I should add those links to the post.

  10. Josef

    Please do. :)

    And thank you for this!

  11. Lovely post & ditto header!

  12. awesome typographiy
    it was inspiring me much
    thanks for sharing

  13. some really amazing type photography :)

  14. ARGH! BIG ARIAL!!!!

    Other than that, it’s a great post John! I especially loved Nolan Webb’s image.

    Gotta love Flickr these days, a lot better than Google Images! I also love the type groups; very useful for inspiration.

  15. Oh my God! It’s really the Arial (jup, just tested it in Illustrator) - how did you see that???

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