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A new project called CitID is attempting to collect logos and/or typefaces representing every city in the world. So far, they have over 150 submissions, including Berlin, Kiev, Portland, Bogota, Tokyo, and Cape Town. posted by emilyd22222 (25 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
And of course I left out the main page link: it's here.
posted by emilyd22222 at 8:24 PM on June 14, 2010


I like this one for Tokyo better.
posted by zardoz at 8:40 PM on June 14, 2010


The typeface representing New York City should be fuck you I don't have time for this I'm running late!
posted by fuq at 8:50 PM on June 14, 2010


Ummm.. it's I (heart)NY for NYC, isn't it?
posted by swooz at 8:53 PM on June 14, 2010


I wish there were a voting system. Many of them are great, but some don't seem to fit the city at all, and a couple don't even have words. It would be nice to have a way to separate the truly cool ones from the pack.
posted by phunniemee at 9:01 PM on June 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


New York City? Gotham. Duh.
posted by Quietgal at 9:03 PM on June 14, 2010


This is kind of strange. Who gets to decide that Tokyo's 'representation' should have a giant hand flipping the bird? I have no way of knowing whether that's accurate to the tone of the city or not, but still...
posted by Hargrimm at 9:23 PM on June 14, 2010


I really like the neighborhood flags.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:24 PM on June 14, 2010


To me, the official flag of Amsterdam, which isn't included, reminds me more of... um, Amsterdam somehow.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:02 PM on June 14, 2010


fuq: "The typeface representing New York City should be fuck you I don't have time for this I'm running late!"

For NYC just take a few pictures of subway signs. No?
posted by Splunge at 10:19 PM on June 14, 2010


On a shirt please.
posted by scrowdid at 11:00 PM on June 14, 2010


Who gets to decide that Tokyo's 'representation' should have a giant hand flipping the bird? I have no way of knowing whether that's accurate to the tone of the city or not, but still...

A "fuck you" attitude is not an accurate tone of Tokyo in my experience. But I seem to remember thinking a lot of people there use their middle fingers instead of their index fingers to point at stuff. But I could be wrong and really a whole lot of people were covertly telling me to fuck off that year.
posted by Kirk Grim at 11:08 PM on June 14, 2010


Didn't we do this already?
posted by inoculatedcities at 11:09 PM on June 14, 2010


It's not raining Manchester?
posted by gallagho at 11:29 PM on June 14, 2010


Holy shit that Berlin logo is perfect.
posted by creasy boy at 11:46 PM on June 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


The one for Manchester is sorted except for the '#1 club' bit.
posted by shinybaum at 12:03 AM on June 15, 2010


Why are there 2 for Chicago?

Also, Wellington isn't that much of a badass...well maybe like the theater major doing West Side story lines to try to get out of fights in real life. Yeah...thats Wellington.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:59 AM on June 15, 2010


The Manchester one is too collagey and too Madchester - wot no Pankhursts? - the Berlin one is unexpectedly gorgeous.
posted by runincircles at 2:08 AM on June 15, 2010


There is not necessarily only one for each city; if you click on the city name in the caption text, you'll go to a page that will show all the entries for that location. Here's the page for Tokyo, for example.
posted by taz at 3:32 AM on June 15, 2010


I thought this would be more along the lines of typefaces representing a city because the typeface was found in abundance in that city. I can whip out some cool typefaces and type a city name, too.
posted by emelenjr at 4:28 AM on June 15, 2010


The Chapel Hill one is captures the bleached-out feel of Carolina summer, beyond just using light blue as the UNC color. Just needs a strip of pale red clay.
posted by bendybendy at 6:56 AM on June 15, 2010


Actually, I'd go with something Art Deco-y for NYC.

London should have been a humanist sans serif (as should every city in Switzerland)
The DC typeface is kind of cool, but doesn't exactly scream "Washington!"
Personally, I'd reuse Courier New as the tongue-in-cheek choice for DC,
preferably IN ALL CAPS.
A cool idea, but a bit WTF on some of them.
posted by schmod at 7:23 AM on June 15, 2010


Yeah, these are just random bits of art with the city name in strange type. Cities have distinctive typefaces; typically the lettering used in the public transit, the signage, or maybe some big event like the Olympics.
posted by Nelson at 7:35 AM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Milwaukee: Beer, cheese, hot dogs and thick women. Things Mike likes.
posted by MikeMc at 2:43 PM on June 15, 2010


For all the people who seem to be wondering, this is the one for New York City.
posted by koeselitz at 7:50 PM on June 15, 2010


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