Typefaces

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02/12/2014: Optical illusion typeface

Design student Martzi Hegedűs created this surprisingly functional typeface based on the famous Penrose triangle, an optical illusion akin to MC Escher’s “impossible objects.” Check out how the typeface came together here. Via Wired.

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Dubious Typeface For Sale

Signal is a German script typeface, designed in 1931 by Walter Wege for H. Berthold AG in Berlin. It was inspired by brush script created in the late 1920s and rooted in the sachplakat aesthetic of the time. In 1932, a bolder Block-Signal and lighter Script-Signal were introduced. In a somewhat customized form, it...

My Favorite Bernhard

The Lucian Bernhard typeface design I most admire is Extra Fat Bernhard Antiqua, a nervously drawn face that works well in all caps and upper and lower case on posters and editorial pages.