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Grafica Della Strada, The Signs Of Italy →

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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To Helvetica and Back — 77 Years →

Alternatives to Helvetica have always been around, in fact even before Helvetica was around.

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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.