I Love Typography

I Love Type Links 1

As a way of reducing the length of Sunday Type, I’ve decided to move the general links—bits and pieces—to a separate page. I don’t think I’ll show these posts on the home page, but by slicing Sunday Type in two (from time to time), I hope that it will be a little easier to digest. I’m also looking at ways to better tag the content within Sunday Type; so that, for example, if you just want to see typographic posters, then a little WP wizardry will dig out and display only poster-related content from all the Sunday Type posts, and serve them up as a single custom post. Not sure that that will make any sense. Anyway, here we go (competition details at the end!):

These are the links for Sunday Type: tomate type:

Notes on the Frankfurt book fair—the FontFeed:
notes on the Frankfurt book fair

Join H&FJ on FaceBook:
h and fj on facebook

typographer.org on CrapFont [ed. typo!] FlipFont
flip font vodafone

Type Camp Galiano 2008 photos
type camp 2008

Tokyo Design Week (Oct 30–Nov 3)
Tokyo Design Week

Handmade Font
handmade font
book cover rating

Emigre free book offer (via)
Emigre type foundry free offer

Alternatives to your favourite sans serifs
Alternatives to your favourite sans serif

A map of ‘Pompey’
portsmouth map

Erik Nitsche Flickr
Nitsche

More type cushions:
typography cushions

Vintage and Retro Typography Showcase
Smashing Magazine

Carolyn Fraser’s letterpress workshop
letterpress workshops

Tugboat press [blog | etsy | flickr]

Alphabet travelling exhibition (via)

Type sketches from Paul D. Hunt [blog | flickr | typophile]

Green Chair press

The competition

Thanks to the generosity of the folk at FontShop I have two wonderful competition prizes. But before I tell you about them, here’s what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning them:

Simply submit your favourite letter(s) to the My Favourite Letters Flickr pool. Multiple submissions welcomed. Existing entries will be included.

The first-place winning entry will receive a copy of the FontBook; the second-place winning entry gets a copy of Made with FontFont. They’re both fantastic books that will make you happier, more successful, and the envy of all your friends, work colleagues, and perhaps even your neighbours.

The first-place winning entry will also be screen-printed by my own hands in a limted edition of 50 signed by me (that adds about three cents to the value).

I’ll choose and announce the winners (or perhaps ask Stephen Coles of FontShop / FontFeed / Typographica / Typophile to choose one) on November 13. If I can get more prizes, then I’ll make this a regular feature. Visit the My Favourite Letters pool on Flickr to get started.


Related:
FontBook—the movie
FontBook at FontShop with some PDF sample pages
Made with FontFont on FontShop—also with PDF sample pages
Sunday Type: tomate type

Thanks also to Vivien over at inspirationbit for the competition theme idea.


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  1. There are a lot of type cushions these days, but these are the best! Hooray for collage, and hooray for being the first to comment two times in a row!

    I’m really not sitting in front of my computer continually hitting refresh on iLT, I promise! (fingers crossed) ;)

  2. Able
    You’ve just given me a thought. How about a collage entry to the my favourite letters group?

  3. Great second sunday today :). I like that the sunday posts are seperated in two posts the I Love Type Links. I thought it would not show at the frontpage but it does, so you might want to take a look at that. Anyway… I will submit my fav letter soon! When will this competition end?

  4. SanderA majority of readers (at least those who commented on the topic) wished to see the links post on the front page, so here it is :) Looking forward to your submission.

  5. It seems that standards are getting higher and higher in the Favourite Letter group, the competition is clearly a good idea. Submission done, made my evening.
    By the way, the Lord of the Ring poster is a gem :)

  6. If my winning entry has lots of gradients and about 200 colors, will you still screenprint it?

  7. Johno, I’ve already started working on it! :)

  8. I’d like to see more foundries on Facebook, like H&FJ. That’s why I’d just create a FontFont page. Feel free to join … =)

  9. Mitternacht
    Thanks for your submission. That poster is Christian Neumann’s winning entry for a competition I held back in February.

    Ricky
    I was waiting for someone to ask that. Well, if the winning entry is ‘unscreen-printable’, then I’ll look at an alternate high quality printing method.

  10. Excellent contest idea! Looking forward to the results! :)

  11. slyvian

    Great idea for the competition. I’ll try one. Thanks johno!

  12. Great Prizes, nice competition. I joined with my »S« Letter.

  13. Well this time I think I should compete, since Im overly enjoying making those wallpapers anyway

  14. Sven
    Saw that. Thank you.

    Esben
    You’ve already contributed some great ones. Thanks for getting involved.

  15. 1.- I love your site
    2.- I love your posts
    3.- I love this contest and quoting Esben “I’m overly enjoying making those wallpapers anyway”

    =)

  16. Really good stuff. Really good stuff at Tokyo Design week. I wonder if Los Angeles has anything like that. I been lagger when it comes to joining the “My Favorite Letters” Flickr Group. I just joined and should be uploading stuff within the hour.

  17. Aw I wish I was in Toyko…. or better yet, they should bring Design Week to Vancouver!

  18. Great post!

    I’ve posted about all elements that there’re in typographs caracters. So good!

    Regards
    Daniel

  19. Great post!

    I’ve posted about all elements that there’re in typographs caracters. So good!
    http://tinyurl.com/5dpkqa

    Regards
    Daniel

  20. It’s no lie to say that I love this blog.

    But I will also admit that I have a streak of jealousy running through me. My roommate found a copy of FontBook on the street in Brooklyn, amidst a pile of discarded text books. She is an artist, with a mild appreciation for type, but admits herself that it is a little much for even her. And so, as a designer who appreciates type above most all design elements, I am jealous. And yes, this jealousy drove me to post my favorite letter on flickr.

    Thanks for this chance!

  21. Dave Newt

    I can’t decide on my favourite letter, but have added one to the pool anyway :-)

    Great blog John, keep it up.

    No, I mean that, not just saying it to win a book.

    :-)
    David.

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