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Hoboglyphs: Secret Transient Symbols & Modern Nomad Codes
June 16, 2010, 7:02 pm
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Hobos are the modern homeless community of the US. To help each other out, these vagabonds developed their own secret language to direct other hobos to food, water, or work – or away from dangerous situations. The Hobo Code helped add a small element of safety when traveling to new places. For more information:

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Grafisches Büro ‘Dogs As Typefaces’ Print
March 20, 2010, 4:41 pm
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I think Courier, Künstler and Bodoni are very compatible with their related dogs 🙂

Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
January 29, 2010, 5:59 pm
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Vienna’s new typography “micro-museum”…..

Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna

January 27th, 2010

A 60,000 square metre cultural complex in the centre of Vienna, The MuseumsQuartier Wien is the 8th largest of it’s kind in the world, and now, thanks to fellow city dwellers, creative agency Bauer, the MuseumsQuartier is now home to ‘Typopassage‘, a wonderfully simplistic concept whereby a short a passage way within the compounds of the MuseumsQuartier plays host to a changing exhibition of contemporary typography. Barcelona based type-legend Alex Trochut is first up, lending his distinctive style to the walls and ceiling of the Typopassage…. the accompanying catalogue – and concept for it’s distribution – is the real star here though, dispensed for 2 euros from a fantastically retro vending machine and sealed in a weatherproof package, the catalogue contains alluring imagery and detailed background on the exhibiting artist, allowing the general public to experience first hand and subsequently digest the works of contemporary designers without even entering a private gallery space…. inspiring.

Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Typopassage, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna

beautiful calligraphy
January 16, 2010, 6:01 pm
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Hauert_Pekcetin00 by Phil Baines.
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Uni Sans
January 14, 2010, 10:11 pm
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Uni Sans® is a brand new Sans-Serif type family from FontFabric. Designed specifically to work for headlines, captions and as block text, Uni Sans is a very versatile type family adaptable for any application.

Dürer, Underweysung der Messung
January 13, 2010, 11:41 am
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get foamcory
January 13, 2010, 10:47 am
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type in foamcore

What a terrible title. This project is all about letters. Gigantic typesetting letters made out of everyone’s favorite material: foamcore. What foamcoar is really depends on who you are, what you’re using it for: for the average citizen, it’s just a big hunk of really dense foam. You can write your name in it! For an artist, it’s better than a tuber! You can carve your life away, and at only $10 a giant block! Bigger than your whole body!

So artist / designer Balázs Szabó did just that. Made some gigantic letters.

What’s better than setting letters in type? Setting letters in GIANT type, of course. Every good designer wants their work to be bigger than their head someday, bigger than those 11×17″ sheets they steal from the service bureau. So Szabó took matters into the hands and got to carving. Then what was created was more than meets the eye! A gigantic roll of paper descending from the sky, printed on it the letters made!

How fancy!

Also pictured below are some clay(?) letters also carved by Szabó.

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