Typefaces of the World

Typefaces of the World Poster

Have you ever wondered when and where all of the most widely used typefaces in the world were created? Well, if you’re a typophile, then you may already know, but I bet that you’ve never seen them presented in a way as visually dynamic as you’ll find in this awesome Typefaces of the World poster, created by Shelby White.

The poster shows a visual representation of the most widely used typefaces of the twentieth century, along with the year the typeface was designed, the place where it was designed, and the typographer who designed it. It’s a typography reference, a cool piece of design to hang on your wall, and a typophile’s dream, all rolled into one!

Typefaces of the World

Typography Poster

Shelby White Typeface Poster

images from Scribble

Weekly Wrap #61 : Photo-lettering Gift Wrap

Weekly Wrap

House Industries Photo-Lettering Gift Wrap

If you love gift wrap, and you’re a fontophile, too, then you’re in for a treat, courtesy of the always awesome House Industries. House chose nine soft hued papers from French Paper and paired them with one of their signature alphabet patterns to create double-sided Photo-Lettering gift wrap that’s a fantastic choice if you’re looking for wrapping paper that’s unique, modern, and sure to be a favorite of typophiles and designers. I could see this paper used as a photography backdrop or cut to create paper details for a party, too.

images from House Industries / French Paper

The Brass Rule Labyrinth

Okay, this is awesome. Jens Jørgen Hansen, a Danish letterpress printer and printing teacher with shop called bogtrykkeren (“bogtrykker” means “printer” in Danish), designed The Brass Rule Labryinth letterpress print by meticulously hand setting brass rule to create a typographical labyrinth that’s completely unique. I can’t even imagine how much time and patience it took to set everything. A true labor of love, and pretty darn cool print, too.

The Brass Rule Labyrinth

Photos (via Flickr) of The Brass Rule Labyrinth project in process:

The Brass Rule Labyrinth

The Brass Rule Labyrinth

images from Jens Jørgen Hansen

Doublenaut Super Mario Poster

Doublenaut Super Mario Poster

Doublenaut Super Mario Poster

I’ve never been anything close to what you’d call a “gamer”, but back in the day, when the original Nintendo was cutting edge technology, I actually got to be pretty good at Super Mario Bros. Super Mario 3 was my game, and I think I actually went the whole way and beat the big, bad monster at the end. This totally cool Mario poster by Doublenaut brought back great memories of my Super Mario days, and I hope it will do the same for fellow paper-loving Nintendo junkies.

By the way, what was the deal with Super Mario 2? That one was like a video game on acid, with the little animal monster things wearing Venetian masks, and the drum music and cloud/vine worlds. I sort of wandered around and collected coins and threw stuff, but I was very confused.

– found via French Paper Sample Room

images from Doublenaut