Superette, designed by Ross Milne, references 20th century script typefaces that embraced the systematic constraints of type rather than attempting to replicate lettering. Milne’s eye was caught by a peculiar style of script lettering on a sign in Québec, which had a severe slant angle, mono-linear contrast, and broken connections between letters. A familiar part of visual culture, but generally seen as ‘bad taste’, Superette celebrates the inventive forms and unique character of the genre.
In a storage unit beneath the tracks of Berlin’s transit system sits an unexpected collection of objects that reveal the city’s urban history—if you know how to read them. Piled on top of one another like a sculptural rendering of a concrete poem is a mountain of three-dimensional letterforms: this is the collection of the Buchstabenmuseum
These 12 fonts acknowledge the built environment of Warsaw has a proud typographic heritage.
"These are the types that make the city look so beautiful."
Rialto is a monoline script - typeface inspired by neon signs in Poland.
I spoke with Keith Bates - founder of K-Type - about his eclectic catalog of typefaces inspired by culture, time and place.
Crafting Type the traditional way - I am feeling inspired by stone cutters and 3d sign makers to 'up my game' with traditional hand tools!