Tag Archives: 30DayTypeChallenge

SPEED mix

Type: Eurostile Song: 6 Underground, Sneaker Pimps About Eurostile: “Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese designed a typeface called Microgramma in 1952 for the Nebiolo foundry in Turin, Italy. A true titling face, Microgramma contained capitals only, its uppercase characters much larger than those of a typical text design. Although Microgramma was available in five styles, […]

Hate leaves ugly scars, but love leaves beautiful ones

Type: Baskerville Song: Turning Tables, Adele About Baskerville: “A legend of the printing and lettering arts, John Baskerville (1706–1775) was somewhat overshadowed during his lifetime by his more renowned contemporary William Caslon I. Baskerville is now considered one of the two transformative figures of British printing and typefounding history. After working as a headstone engraver […]

Furtive Pop Music, Mostly about sex

Type: Gill Sans Song: Shelter, The XX About Gill Sans: “Beginning in 1902, British designer Eric Gill studied under Edward Johnston, the renowned calligrapher who, in 1916, designed the typeface used for the London Underground signage. Johnston’s work greatly influenced Gill, who went onto experiment with Sans types. Monotype’s Stanley Morison wanted to develop a […]

Heartbreaks and 808s

Type: Rockwell Std Song: All Falls Down by Kanye West Original size is 18×24, so it got a bit squished to fit the blog. About Rockwell Std: Rockwell was derived from the first geometric Slab Serif (Egyptian), Litho Antique (originally produced by the Inland Typefoundry of St. Louis, USA in 1910). Morris Fuller Benton cut […]

All the Beautiful People

Type: Apple LiGothic Quote: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (Not a song, I know, but this quote really resonated with me) as found on:http://bit.ly/jcJrg3

Creative Burnout?

Every time I start the project I feel like I won’t pull it off. In some ways I do, meaning I finish the project, but in other ways I don’t. I imagine people telling me letters are touching, things need to be tracked/ kerned, the layout isn’t right…but then I realize, it’s not meant to […]

If I wrote you a symphony…

I didn’t miss it yesterday, I was just too burnt out to post on my blog. Type: New Caledonia LT Std Song: Little Bit by Lykke Li

What is it that makes us weak?

Type: DIN Song: Brutal Hearts ft. Coeur de Pirate About DIN: “DIN” stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung (The German Institute for Industrial Standards). In 1936, the German Standard Committee settle upon DIN 1451 as the standard font for the areas of technology, traffic, administration, and business as it was legible and easy to reproduce. […]

Forget English, talk body language

Type: Officina Serif Song: La La La by Jay-Z This one was a toughy. I’m starting to realize how ambitious this actually is. But it’s also a nice distraction because I’m focussing on creative solutions instead of other things. Double Plus Win. About Officina Serif: ITC Officina was developed by German design Powerhouse Erik Spiekermann […]

Day 1

I promise future titles for the 30 Day Typography Challenge won’t be so lame. I expected this to be much easier for me than it was. See, when I say I love typography, I should really be saying that I love looking at typography. Appreciation is easy, execution is frustrating at times. While working on […]