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Bike Type

David’s Type Trends series has many of us (even those from a non-typographic background) in the San Francisco office of FontShop looking at type’s influence in our everyday lives and interest areas a little more acutely than usual. As a lover of bicycling, I geeked out at the recent addition of Latinotype‘s Ride My Bike to our catalog. So when I saw that PUBLIC Bikes had commissioned a bevy of international designers to interpret “public” for an exhibition at the nearby California College of the Arts, I hopped on my bike and headed over last night for the opening reception.

Above (L-R): PUBLIC Works Posters by Jason Munn, Paula Scher, and Sagmeister and Walsh

Cyclists, artists and design fans from around the Bay Area packed into the small gallery enjoying the range of posters varying from pure illustration to typographic treatment. The exhibition included a few type designers Erik Spiekermann, Milton Glaser, Henning Wagenbreth, amongst others, but the majority of the posters featured some element of lettering or type. It was also exciting to see the work of 2012 TYPO speakers, including Jason Munn (TYPO San Francisco) and Paula Scher (the upcoming TYPO London). 

I’m always passing interesting design and typography while riding my bike, but after visiting this exhibition, it’s fun to ponder how artists are interpreting the very phenomenon of cycling itself.

Above: Erik Spiekermann’s interpretation of “public.”


How does typography overlap with one of your other interests? Tell us below!

Theresa’s Tips: Finding Inspiration

If you’re like me and need a bit of inspiration to get your creativity going, then FontShop has great archives you should check out.

Our Gallery has a curated collection of typefaces being used in the real world and is categorized based on the type of projects those images fall into. For example, you can choose to view all the images for packaging if you wanted. You can even submit images to our gallery using the bookmarklet tool.

If you ever missed a newsletter from FontShop or accidentally deleted one you were saving, don’t fret! We’ve stored all of our previous FontShop Newsletters here. Sign up to receive them, if you haven’t already. You don’t want to miss our Best of 2011 (and don’t forget to submit your suggestions for the chance to win a FontBook app for iPad).

Our education page is a favorite resource for students and educators. It provides typographic tips available in PDFs that you can download for free, which is nice when you need to brush up on terms.

Hope you enjoy our archives. Are we missing anything that may be useful to you? Let us know in the comments.

FontShop Friday Five: New Fonts & Highlights

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

New Fonts Recap

Miss buying your new fonts for June? Visit our list.

Gallery Highlights

We pick our fave submissions to the FontShop gallery.

Swiss Miss Likes the FontFonter

Recently we told you about updates to the FontFonter. Design maven The Swiss Miss takes a look on her blog.

Speaking of Webfonts…

This week’s Webfont Wednesday looks at the use of FF Enzo Web by Impose Magazine.

Conferences Galore

Yves Peters recaps his rockstar experience at Ampersand on The Font Feed. While on the topic of conferences, FontShop is a proud sponsor of next week’s TypeCon in New Orleans.

Friday Five Fonts: Acta Symbols by DSType and Sweet Sans by Sweet

Gallery Picks: June 2011

Last week we told you about our Gallery Bookmarklet and hopefully you’ve been on the hunt to add images to grow the FontShop gallery. At the end of each month we’ll be highlighting a couple of images we like from the gallery, so make sure to keep those finds coming!

FF Scala sails off the page:

Source: www.hyatt.com

You can’t help but do a double-take at brassy Zamenhof:

Source: www.behance.net

Finally, ARS Maquette plays a major role in all the materials for this campaign. We like it being a part of our lives too!:

Source: www.flickr.com

Capture Fonts in the Wild for the FontShop Gallery

We can all agree – there’s a lot of Internet out there. Just a short time browsing, and your eyes will take in many examples of the thousands of fonts at FontShop.com alive on sites.

We know webfonts only represent a small segment of typography on the web. There are images of digital type samples, rendered type, and of course photos of fonts out there in the real world. We do what we can to spot these and put them up in the FontShop Gallery.

But did you know there’s a way for you to participate too? It’s simple. Next time you’re in the gallery page, click on “Submit images to the gallery.”

If you’re not already, you’ll be prompted to log in. Once you’re all set, you’ll see a button for our gallery bookmarklet. Just drag to your toolbar to add the bookmarklet to your browser.

Then comes the fun part! Next time you’re on a website and spot a font in the wild, click the bookmarklet. It will automatically highlight available GIFs, PNGs, or JPGs. Select the one you’d like to submit and tell us a little about why.

Images are sent to our staff for approval and we publish the best submissions daily.

Once your image has been approved and categorized, you’ll see it on our gallery page. You’ll also see it on the gallery page for the particular font you spotted, under the Gallery tab on every font page.

Have you used the bookmarklet tool? Leave your feedback in the comments!

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