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^ Those are gorgeous.

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Painted alphabet by Giovannino de’ Grassi, 1398 (!!!)

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Alfabeto in Sogno (Dream Alphabet), dating from 1683
by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634-1718)

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Does anyone know the font of Garance Dore's blog? I can't tell if it's a font, or simply her real life signature.
http://www.garancedore.fr/en/ (top of the page)

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Does anyone know the font of Garance Dore's blog? I can't tell if it's a font, or simply her real life signature.
http://www.garancedore.fr/en/ (top of the page)
it look like a hand drawn image to me rather than a font?

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i think so too

because although the "A" is the same across the garance dore
it changes size
and that doesn't work in a font program

also the D is connected to the o and if you use an a instead, it won't connect

it would have to be seamless to be a font

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Love the Penrose Annual (review of graphic arts) for typography especially the ones from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Prehuman: Those are absolutely beautiful!! Very much in the style of Starowejski.

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I love fonts more than anything.

There is something so incredibly comfortable about a really good font. I'm partial to mid-19th and mid-20th century type-faces myself.
Dior1245, you have no idea. It's so hard to find someone interested in fashion who values typography...and it's such an important part of visual communication!!! Typography can make or break an image....take lacoste for example... they're corporate typeface is a disgrace to such a timeless line.

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yes, I thought it was hand-drawn but thought I would double check because there is something about the swoop of it I love. I think the more you are drawn to design, the more you are drawn to typography. It's something I don't really get, as in I can't talk about serifs and connections and things, but I feel like, with fashion, you can look at it and instantly get it. You can look at a font and say 'ah yes, that's so 1970s-I'm-horseback-riding-in-the-Hamptons' or 'that's so 1988-i'm-at-the-mall-going-to-see-my-first-pg13-film'. I guess in a roundabout way, I'm trying to say it's evocative

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Love the Penrose Annual (review of graphic arts) for typography especially the ones from the 1950s and 1960s.

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This looks great. I really like the 50s 60s typography

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yes, I thought it was hand-drawn but thought I would double check because there is something about the swoop of it I love. I think the more you are drawn to design, the more you are drawn to typography. It's something I don't really get, as in I can't talk about serifs and connections and things, but I feel like, with fashion, you can look at it and instantly get it. You can look at a font and say 'ah yes, that's so 1970s-I'm-horseback-riding-in-the-Hamptons' or 'that's so 1988-i'm-at-the-mall-going-to-see-my-first-pg13-film'. I guess in a roundabout way, I'm trying to say it's evocative
This is exactly how I feel about typography..

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Did anyone hear about the backlash IKEA received for changing its catalog font from "Futura" to "Veranda"? It's the power of the typography!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/ar...gn/05ikea.html

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Maybe the more graphic design-centric folks can answer this:
What are the typefaces used for this 2003 cover of VP? the red text in particular?


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