type stories

March 17, 2010

I found one! An example of Peter Bilak’s History typeface in use (Intermix, Park Ave and 79th). Why was this even on my mind?

A couple of weeks  ago the students from my whats your type class at the school of visual arts were assigned a typeface to research. These included: History, Archer, Gotham, Mr. & Mrs. Eaves, and Nuetraface (which has it’s own music video that I can’t stop watching).

It seems that although History is smart and beautiful (check out Sarah’s hand-letter type specimen of the font), it is hard to use and few examples of it in action can be found. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more appearances!

Hard to find applications of Miriam Banjes’ Restraint as well, but it’s fun to play with, each letter fits together like pieces of a puzzle (as shown in Yuna and Sandra’s presentation).

All of the student presentations were excellent. I know with type the oldies are goodies (Caslon, Garamond, Futura, Helvetica…), but sometimes it’s nice to play with the new guys too.

One Response to “type stories”

  1. christine Says:

    that neutra face video is HILARIOUS. i cannot believe this joy didn’t enter my life until this moment.

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