Snog Blog

Clicking and telling one link at a time

Category: typography

Slab Serifs

A couple that I like and will try to use in projects:
Sebastian Lester’s Soho (Professional Pack at £807), a super family with 40 fonts. And now with the addition of Soho Gothic, it is even superer.

Stag, especially Stag Dots. I first saw it in Esquire. It was absolutely brilliant. Christian Schwartz can do no wrong.

Calvert: Today I discovered that it was designed by Margaret Calvert, the road sign designer that was featured on Top Gear.

Lubalin Graph (but not the condensed), although with Neutra Slab (US$249) there is simply no reason for it, except if you are on a budget.

Memphis (US$19.95 per weight)

Mood: Happy


Notable today

Hitchcock posters reimagined.

Word Project: Odd and obscure words illustrated.

Eames Century Modern: I’m in love

Obama hires Edward Tufte, “Da Vinci of information graphics”

Links to check out

Typographic posters
Type theory
AIGA Salary Survey
Think for a living

From makeready:
Typefaces no one gets fired for using and its less mature counterpart: typobituaries.
Hand drawn type

And some links to keep:
Gummy bear chandelier
I didn’t even know that there’s a white Olivetti Valentine.

Link Diary

From behance: infographics, Mari, typeface anatomy

From ilovetypography: Frederic Warde Printers Ornaments and typegoodness.

From decor8: Forever is Today

Vanishing Point

What type are you?: I don’t know why I haven’t seen this, it seems so old.

Link to read: The Designer’s Review of Books

Chocolate & Type

From laissezfaire: Fabric flowers for Peter Copping / Nina Ricci Fall

Beautiful Bokeh

Ethereal bokeh type via @jijunn via ilovetypography.


What a curious thing this dermatographia is. I was reminded of this image after Jessica Hische tweeted about these “scandalous” hosiery.

While looking for cool typosiery, I also found these Twitter stockings, which are witty and slutty in equal measure.

Fraktur Fetish

I’m gonna dump all my blackletter links here, starting with this, this and this.

Amazing Shadow Artists

Kumi Yamashita uses slivers of wood or aluminium to cast ghostly shadows of people on the way. The artist then takes it one step further by working the object used to create the shadow into the final illusion. via Modern Met.

Fred Eerdekens creates beautiful typography with light, shadow and bits of things.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

This Old Sign

Been meaning to take a photo of this old sign near my house for the longest time. Finally got round to it on the way to dinner with MF, Amy and gang at Smokey’s on the third day of the Chinese New Year.

I love the peg board that it’s built on and the fat, swashy italics which remind me somewhat of Radio. Too bad I could not get a more frontal shot of it because the corridor was really narrow. Maybe I need a wider lens.

There’s a lot of quirky signage around the area. And I’ll be posting more pictures I promise.

It’s not Friday