Tags: signage

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The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile | The New Yorker

A profile of Susan Kare, icon designer extraordinaire.

I loved the puzzle-like nature of working in sixteen-by-sixteen and thirty-two-by-thirty-two pixel icon grids, and the marriage of craft and metaphor.

Braille Neue

I love this idea (and implementation)—instead of treating braille signage as something “separate but equal”, this typeface attempts to unify lettering and braille into one.

Braille Neue is a universal typeface that combines braille with existing characters. This typeface communicates to both the sighted and blind people in the same space.

Social Decay on Behance

If only our digital social networks were to exhibit this kind of faded grandeur when they no longer exist.

Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future

I’ve seen letterforms you people wouldn’t believe…

Signs from the near future

We better get used to them…

TRY HELVETICA

A cute idea: see how signs (mostly in Brazil) would look if they were set in Helvetica.

Writing in the Margins: Manicules « A Pretty Book

A lovely little ode to the manicule.

Design discussions: Paul Shaw and the NYC Subway: idsgn (a design blog)

"There is a common misbelief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system. In this ‘Design discussions’, we talk to the author who has uncovered the truth (maybe) behind the story."

London Reconnections: A Typeface for the Underground

A wonderfully engaging history of Johnston Underground.

which way?

A collection of directional signage & wayfinding artifacts, well-executed or otherwise.

we love typography. a place to bookmark and savour quality type-related images and quotes

An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."

FUCK this website

I don't think the end of Catcher In The Rye will have quite the same impact after browsing through the signs on display here. This is big and it is clever.

Inscribed in the living tile: Type in the Toronto subway (Joe Clark)

The paper of Joe's talk at ATypI Brighton. It's fascinating, well-researched stuff.