Monday, July 28, 2008


I just came across this image of giant didot-style lettering in the snow. Looks like a roof top... Created by talented illustrator & designer Jeff Kulak. I hope he does more this winter!

Friday, July 25, 2008

top 10 fonts

i spotted this font yesterday, i think it's called 'decorative tree rounded bold' and i guess it would now have to be one of my top ten fonts,

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What 10 typefaces could you not live without?

Ok, new Q&A section on Villatype! Inspired by today's article in the National Post. The article did a really short but very good review of Typecon 2008. The author structured the article around a discussion among designers: "If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 10 fonts..."
this was there list:
Gill Sans
Helvetica Neue Light
Century Schoolbook Condensed Light

Here is my top 10 list in no particular order (which is a huge challenge, I may only have a true top 3 or 4, the rest are revolving):
Adobe Caslon Pro
Caslon Graphique
Leitura sans
DIN (I like the fontshop set)
Plantin (an unexpected favourite thanks to Monocle mag)
Chronicle dek & display
Clarendon (for the numbers!)
Parisine Plus

I would say Caecelia, Mrs. Eaves, Scala sans, and TheSans would have been on that list two years ago. If this were a wish list, it would be a different list! Maybe that's a question for next time.

So, what is your top 10? Feel free to specify specific weights, or not... up to you!


You will never find the New Grocery and Deli unless you're traveling exactly North East.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The UN of Fonts

Not exactly found type, but a funny type-related video worth watching.

(click title to view video)