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Sunday Type: mightier type

The Heart of the Matter

Thanks to the more than 300 people who sent in their answers to the identify the s’s competition. The winner is announced below. Another big thank you to all those who regularly send in links and nice emails. Today’s is a big one, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

First up is a new limited edition A2 poster from Seb Lester.

Beautiful metallic gold lettering printed on Plike. For pricing and availibility, please email Seb directly. Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Seb.

Nice type treatment from the British Heart Foundation:

Via. Reminds me of Tsang Kin-wah’s work.

Another new screen print from ISO50. Introducing Terrabyte 3:

Free fonts

From Joshua Darden, the man behind the wonderful Freight and Freight Sans, a free font by the name of Birra Stout:

Thanks, Dan.

For the Müller-Brockmann fans out there, the grid systems t-shirt:

Competition winner

Over 300 entries for the guess the s’s competition. Interestingly, just about everyone correctly identified the s on the left as H&FJ’s Archer (hairline); but a number misidentified the s on the right as Sauna, when it is in fact Mark Simonson’s Snicker (bold).

Thanks to everyone who took part. The winner—picked at random—is José Miguel Vieira Batista. Congratulations, José.

Sunday links

The Greek font society
Ubiquitous web-font embedding
Great yype blog for Italian readers
The Hardcopy project—Jannis Gundermann
Wood type wall decoration
Graffiti from sal-one
Hand Made Font
Tom Joad Was Here—street art project
H&FJ’s smallest type ever:

Triso by Ric Bell:

Described by Ric as “A conceptual typeface based around the isometric grid and form of a cube, designed to link together to create bigger modular patterns.”

See Typotheque’s type in use:

And get the fold-out poster here.

A little disorganised in the presentation (like this post really), but nonetheless an interesting collection of articles and images, from Face the Nation, How national identity shaped modern typeface design:

The Timeless Clock designed by Pascal Tarabay:

Pascal Tarabay

Thanks, Anton.

And some more apartment therapy in the form of this type-inspired lamp:

Bolda Display from Morten Iveland looks fun:

Not yet available as a font, but Morten is working on that. Will let you know when it’s done.

Some lovely hand-drawn lettering from Christophe Badani on Flickr:

Be sure to check out Christophe’s Typophage web site too (French). Thanks, Jean François.

Love this kind of experiment. Garamond powerlines from Daniel Adolph:

See visual evasion for the other caps. The above Q is my favourite. How about you?
Be sure to join the my favourite letters Flickr group

This lettering is simply wonderful. I’m sure you can name the type, but do you know the poem (I have no idea):

Via gentle pure space.

Start them early. This from 4-year old Mr Collins:

Now it’s your turn.

The beauty of the big 5:

Via swissmiss. Anyone recommend a good printer for this size poster?

Don’t forget to join the my favourite letters Flickr Group. here’s one submitted by splorp:

I’ll hold off publishing the Combining Type article, as I have an interview to publish this week. Thanks for reading, and for supporting iLT. Have a great week.


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  1. Lovely, especially the Timeless Clock!

  2. Excellent roundup. The Grid Systems T-shirt had me laughing out loud! (It’s a great book, by the way)

    Also nice to see another gorgeous print from ISO50, I think I love just about everything he makes. If I get the chance, I’d love to try attempting a style like his.

    Oh, and I’m definitely going to make a submission to the letter Flickr pool! It’s a great idea. Maybe I’ll do that ISO50 style. Hehe.

    Keep up the good work; it’s nice to be back and commenting! ;)

  3. I completely love the Grid System Tee Shirt! I seriously may have to get that! Dude you surprise me all the time with this blog, I love it more and more every single day, and every single image I see always inspires me so much. Come to the states my friend!!

  4. I particularly loved the one with the lamp! Looks way nice there.

  5. Is it Sunday already?
    Thanks for the links (to my site and to all the others too)!

  6. I finally ordered my own copy of Grid Systems and it arrived in the mail a few days ago. It had a big ol’ dent in the back cover! I sent it back (didn’t pay almost $70 for a damaged book), but I am sad. I was looking forward to reading it! Now I have to wait another week or two to get a replacement.

    Love the Terrabyte 3 from ISO50. I have so much respect for screen printers now that I’ve dabbled in letterpress. Manual registration! Who knew modern printing methods were so wonderfully easy compared to these older ways.

    The poem on the side of the building (apartments?! I want to live there!!) is beautiful. How cool that they decorated with type!

  7. Great stuff! I especially like the clock and lamp. The Garamond powerlines is also a cool series.

  8. Tobias

    Your free type seems to be not so free today…

    Too bad, as it looks quite nice.

  9. Tobias
    Did you have a problem downloading it? You have to enter some personal data, but the download is free.

  10. Tobias

    Too bad, it says to mee that I shoud pay $279…

    see this:
    [img]http://netshed.de/FreightText.png[/img]
    [img]http://netshed.de/FreightSans.png[/img]

    Don’t know, what I’m doing wrong

  11. Tobias
    It’s Birra Stout that’s free; not Freight. Here’s the link to Birra Stout.

  12. Tobias

    gnaa, sorry, I promise to actually read the text the next time.
    Thank you.
    Tobias

  13. Impressive work.

  14. MP

    Wow! That Big 5 poster is outstanding. Too bad I don’t have a big enough space to show one off. :(

    -MP

  15. Just ordered my Seb Lester poster. Can’t wait to get it. Hurry while stocks last—it is a limited edition.

  16. Thanks for the love ;-)

  17. Oh darn I wish I would have won the S’s competition I got them both right, oh well. Really good stuff this week. ISO50 has amazing work as usual, and I have to get my hands on one of those clocks!

  18. Daniel
    You’re welcome. Please let me know if he does any more type-related stuff.

    Robert
    As an long-time iLT follower (I think you were here from the start), I shall have to send you something some time.

  19. I love the letter K. ;)
    Ahaha

  20. man, that’s great - love in typography :)

  21. That numbery lamp is DE-LIGHT-FUL

    I’d love to decorate my apartment only in type-inspired objects! There ARE a lot, after all…

  22. I love the Terrabyte…
    And pretty much everything else, too.
    :)
    Thanks, Type-Master Johno!

  23. Seb Lester’s work is an object for meditation. I can look at it minutes. Thanks for sharing.

  24. love the grid shirt (and the rest of it too!). great post again.

  25. Maxx-W

    I want that poster.
    Plain and simple.
    I WANT that poster.

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