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Found typography
posted by Robot Johnny (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
These are awesome and in some cases, really inspiring. Thanks for the excellent links, RJ.
posted by jackiemcghee at 8:35 AM on November 17, 2004


Wow. Oddly compelling, strangely fascinating. And I'm not even a font fanatic.
posted by Shane at 8:58 AM on November 17, 2004


[awesome!] Thanks Robot Johnny!
posted by shoepal at 8:58 AM on November 17, 2004


Fabulous! Great links.
posted by 327.ca at 8:59 AM on November 17, 2004


Great stuff, Robot Johnny. Thanks.

I was particularly intrigued by this image. Up to now I had no idea someone had actually made a marketable game out of "Flinch" - the one where you hold your hands out and the other person fakes smacking them until you flinch and they get a free smack.

What? What else could it be?
posted by soyjoy at 9:33 AM on November 17, 2004


Because the more than 10,000 linked pictures (including the exhaustive and exhausting Typemuseum) apparently weren't enough, I googled up a few more.

Can someone explain why these are so beautiful and moving?

La nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles;
L'homme y passe à travers des forets de symboles
Qui l’observent avec des regards familiers.

posted by Turtle at 1:27 PM on November 17, 2004


As a man employed with fonts, it's intriguing to see a community reaction to typography.

Rock on, type.
posted by quasistoic at 2:03 PM on November 17, 2004


And one of my coworkers has a gallery online of Found Type from Stockholm which deserves some recognition.
posted by quasistoic at 2:18 PM on November 17, 2004


previously on Metafilter...
absolutely not a double post callout ... great post, RJ!
posted by anastasiav at 8:54 PM on November 17, 2004


Good link(s), thanks!
posted by tomplus2 at 9:18 PM on November 17, 2004


Wow! Cool!

Thanks RJ!

You've inspired me to go out and take my own found typography shots. I can think of half a dozen straight away.

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posted by misangela at 5:01 PM on November 18, 2004


'cept now i want to see someone actually make some of those into fonts. that's sort of what i was expecting... fonts created from found type. guess i was a little disappointed to see just the type itself... but good stuff.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:45 AM on November 19, 2004


Nice! - Good fonts are hard to find.
posted by tank04 at 11:58 AM on November 19, 2004


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