The Type Desk

Grafica Della Strada, The Signs Of Italy

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It starts with a 16 year old Louise Fili traveling to Italy, stepping off the plane, and falling in love with a billboard. That moment marked the start of Fili’s typographic obsession, and budding career in graphic design.

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Posted by on March 26, 2015
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Type & Graphic Designers Wanted

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Dearest Typophiles,

We’re searching for the talent of two people: a type designer and a graphic designer / typesetter. Of course this could be one in the same person, but I am coming to you with the promise of press exposure (read: this is not a paying gig) and I value your time.

Okay, half of you stopped reading there. :)

The project is for the second edition of my book, “The Typographic Desk Reference.” It’s been a long time in the making and we’re turning the corner on it. It’s grown quite a bit having over-doubled in size, which is why I need your help to get this thing to press and onto people’s desks.

Interested parties should inquire through (desk _at_ article _dot_ is) and I’ll fill you in on the details.

I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your time,

Theo


 
Posted by on March 19, 2015
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Fonts of the Homeless

Homeless Fonts

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Posted by on July 1, 2014
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Sign Painters: The Movie

sign-painters

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Posted by on June 11, 2014
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On Times New Roman


 
Posted by on June 10, 2014
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The Making of Neon Signs

‘Every neon sign has a “start and stop position,” a point on each letter where a tube begins and ends. I’ve just learned how a signmaker chooses this point, and it’s something I’d never have guessed.’

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Posted by on April 3, 2014
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