I will always enjoy to introduce you a typeface made by Rene Bieder, his taste for geometrical typefaces is unique, the details are very delicate and he can repeat that geometrical formula whenever times he want, even with slab serif like Quadon (the logo of this blog is made with Quadon), is definitely one of the best type designers right now.
The typeface is introduced by itself, but here is how he describe it:
“Conceived as an exploration of geometrical typedesigns of the early 20th century, Canaro developed into a font of that period with a modern streak. The lack of spurs provide a unique but unobtrusive appearance and support the contemporary character. In addition, the open shapes in combination with a tall x-height, create legibility in small text sizes. Typographic features like alternative lettershapes, ligatures, oldstyle numbers, arrows, fractions, special characters and many more, round up the whole family. Canaro is available in nine weights plus matching italics. Ranging from sharp and elegant thinner cuts to sporty and athletic heavy weights.”
You can buy this premium beatiful typeface with a 80% off (limited time) here: http://myfonts.us/k3045v
Chromeography: Metal logos and lettering
Stephen, who featured in 8 Faces #2 and whose book The Geometry of Type we reviewed on Type worship, has been running the blog on tumblr since 2009. The collection of letters led to an exhibition last year at Mota Italic in Berlin and with it the creation of the Chromeography logo in collaboration with Laura Serra (another 8 Faces contributor ).
The myriad of myriad of lettering and logo are collected from all over the web with some shots by Coles. Not just vintage cars either but cameras, refrigerators, typewriters, and I even spotted a gun.
- Pink 1957 Cadillac front fender emblem (by Erin Ellis)
- A 1940s or ’50s Ford F-100 (by Marisa Burman)
- 1973 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (by R. Gust Smith )
- 1960 Consul Typewriter 1531 Portable (by DeAnna Maurin)
- 1969 Red Chevrolet Chevelle SS Coupe (by Randy von Liski)
- 1963(?) Oldsmobile Starfire (by Mike Braaten)
- 1978–83 Dodge Street Van (by Thomas Hawk)
- Mercury Meteor by Mark F. Walker