Face, meet Type.
July 10, 2010 9:53 PM   Subscribe

T y p eF a c e .

(Typographic art from various sites)
posted by Hardcore Poser (12 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Neither post nor comment when drunk.
posted by gum at 11:28 PM on July 10, 2010

Keming, a Safari extension to fix typography

The world’s easiest Safari extension to auto-apply text-rendering: optimizeLegibility to every page you come across.

The name is a nod to this.
posted by netbros at 12:01 AM on July 11, 2010

The nerve! Fonts are just free little vector graphics libraries to these people. Don't they know there are like a million assembly line artists on iStockPhoto eager to sell them colorful concentric circles which drip and also have vines and arrows sprouting from them???
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:21 AM on July 11, 2010 [3 favorites]

posted by not_on_display at 1:51 AM on July 11, 2010

I don't really understand what cowbellemoo said, but I think I agree with the sentiment.

Oh, and I likede some of that typo art.
posted by HELLOWORLD at 2:04 AM on July 11, 2010

Get back to me when there's a T y p e S e t t i n g post.
posted by cthuljew at 3:53 AM on July 11, 2010 [2 favorites]

I like the hand-drawn typography better than the machine/photoshop, with the exception of the very striking Smashing Pumpkins poster and the Tom Waits picture. It generally has a more unpolished feel that I'm surprised I like so well. This one was my favorite, if only for the nostalgia value.
posted by immlass at 6:23 AM on July 11, 2010

cthuljew: "Get back to me when there's a T y p e S e t t i n g post."

Heh. I did that to offset things, as some people have complained in the past about these single-letter links and how annoying it is to click on them. Damned if you do, damned if you don't I guess.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:46 AM on July 11, 2010

Oh, hah! I was not, in fact, making a semi-subtl criticism of your post formatting. I meant to imply that text only reaches its full potential when typeset in actual applications such as books and the like.

I actually like how the letters look spaced out, for what it's worth. They look distinctive, but still legibile, and serve the purpose you intend of them intuitively.
posted by cthuljew at 10:40 AM on July 11, 2010

Ah, good point - I agree FWIW. Nice though these images are, most of them are really just stunts. Well-executed stunts some of them, but still stunts.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 1:08 PM on July 11, 2010

"Hand-drawn typography" is oxymoronic.
posted by kenko at 1:24 PM on July 11, 2010

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