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Riccardo Sartori

I will use this thread to gather references to typefaces or other type-related projects of interest with shared features.

When enough similar items will be amassed, I intend to construct a proper list.

Additions and suggestions are, of course, encouraged.

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Riccardo Sartori

Unfinished list № 1: typefaces for cities

Not just inspired by cities, or showing just one aspect of them, however iconic. But expressly commissioned by municipalities or, in any case, designed to represent the “spirit” of the whole city.

I also think to have seen a fairly recent one, for an Eastern European city, made available for free download by its designer, but I can’t remember where.

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Unfinished list № 2: typefaces drawn with unusual means

I would include only actual fonts (so, no bacteria this time, perhaps in a different list), containing graphemes (so no ferrofluid either).

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Ralf Herrmann

For list number 1: Eindhoven in the Netherlands got a custom display font.

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This is supposedly the brand website but it can’t be reached currently: http://merkeindhoven.nl

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Riccardo Sartori
On 10/8/2016 at 1:25 AM, Riccardo Sartori said:

Unfinished list № 1: typefaces for cities

The presentation of a talk from the latest TypeCon prompted me to do some more research, that led to a nice article in The Guardian.

So, here are the new entrants:

 

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Riccardo Sartori

I found a new one for list № 2

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Riccardo Sartori

Of interest:

 

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Also for list № 1:

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Helsinki Grotesk, a custom typeface with what are described as “wavy” details, provides both character and continuity throughout all communications, and a clear functional foundation.

http://bpando.org/2018/04/19/branding-helsinki/

 

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Riccardo Sartori

This also surely belongs to some list.

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For list № 1: Big Shoulders.

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Big Shoulders is a family of condensed American Gothic typefaces, created for the city and citizens of Chicago. The family’s tall, sans-serif forms are based in Chicago’s multiple histories in railway transport, journalism, advertising, and public political action.

 

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