Signs : The Type Desk

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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.

The Making of Neon Signs

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.’ More at Hoefler & Co.

a, n, and g characters from Kontrapunkt’s custom typeface for DSB

Danish Typographic Style →

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In 2001 I attended the ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) conference in Copenhagen (København if you’re a Dane).

Dusty Signs, Hand-lettered

Dusty Signs, Hand-lettered →

More at dustysigns.com

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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.

Paul Mijksenaar’s Wayfinding Design →

Short video interview with Paul Mijksenaar on wayfinding design…