#NZbloggers are hosting a weekly blog post challenge. This week’s theme is Type and you can check out other posts on this theme here. I am a typography geek. I’m the kind of typography geek who yells out font names during the opening credits of movies. It’s a annoying weird habit. When I saw this week’s Type theme, I knew it had to be something to do with my obsession with typography. Here’s a round up of edible type from around the inter webs. Sugar for Stefan Sagmeister “If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first” Credit: Marian Bantjes http://www.bantjes.com Salt to taste Credit: Kim Vu http://www.posttypography.com Type Is Sweet Credit: Danielle Evans http://www.marmaladebleue.com Humble Pie Credit: Danielle Evans http://www.marmaladebleue.com I Love You More Than… Credit: Danielle Evans http://www.marmaladebleue.com Hungry For Adventure Credit: Danielle Evans http://www.marmaladebleue.com I’m Just A Little Bit Chili Credit: Becca Classon http://www.beccaclasson.com Fresh Credit: Becca Classon http://www.beccaclasson.com Oats Credit: Becca Classon http://www.beccaclasson.com 3D type: Toasted Credit: Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari (font) and The Six & Five Studio http://www.yaniguille.com, www.sixnfive.com Shit …
I love this foodie alphabet illustrated by Vidhya Nagarajan. There are no A for Apples here! I have eaten most of these letters, but still have some to go. This would make a tremendous tea towel print. Vidhya’s work can be viewed here.
Poster designed by Valérie Madill. Jefferson airplane song, White rabbit.
I’m pretty sure this bacon type by Henry Hargreaves will beckon to graphic designers everywhere. Set in Old English, Hargreaves discribes“The font has a strange history, from being Hitler’s favorite font, to the most used tattoo font and the font I see every day at the top of my New York Times.” Is this art or food?
Do you recognise this book? Did you spend hours painstakingly tracing it’s characters for school project headers? You my friend, were not alone. You probably didn’t know back then but you were once a typography geek. This book single handedly turned a whole generation of school kids into font admirers. It was the typography bible for those too young to contemplate what a typography bible was. The cover design makes me giddy with happiness and when I showed The Koala, he got the same feeling. His favourite was the bubble lettering. What was yours? Do today’s kids know the dedication and the joys of hand lettering? It makes me sad to think kids these days might create their assignments on the computer and print them out. You don’t get intimate with fonts that way. No sir. The Lettering Book by Noelene Morris was published by Scholastic in 1988. I can’t find any information online about Noelene. Where are you? What became of you? Did you know when you wrote this book that it would studied …
Today is our 2 year anniversary and The Koala surprised me this totally awesome gift. What a find! If you know me, you know I adore Helvetica and rabbits. The pom pom tail has been sewn on. How sweet! It makes me happy that someone out there designed this top.
Alphabunnies by Airside. Check out these sexy bunny chicks forming the alphabet. Pretty random but pretty cool.