Signage : The Type Desk

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Clipper Ship Cards →

These vintage clipper cards were advertisements for shipping voyages, usually from a port on the east coast (New York, Boston) to the west coast (San Francisco). They were distributed by ship dispatchers in the 1800s.

Erik Spiekermann on Deutsche Welle TV

Erik Spiekermann on Deutsche Welle TV →

On the heels of having won the Federal German Design Prize 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the German Design Council, Erik Spiekermann is interviewed by Deutsche Welle TV.

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Hand Drawn Type →

Most people are surprised to find how much type isn’t set with fonts on the computer but hand drawn. This is usually the case with most old signs and billboards, made when type didn’t exist or just wasn’t easily accessible. Typography Served has posted a few nice examples of hand drawn type.