Typefaces of the world: Snapshots from the community

Alex Bigman

In our last Type Around Town post, we called upon the community to photograph awesome typeface implementations from their own neighborhoods. The point of this series is to appreciate the effect of good typography in the real world — in signs, ads, books, etc. — and not just on the web.

Of course, artful typeface usage exists everywhere, not just in hipster strongholds like San Francisco and New York City. A few members of the community stepped up to prove it: check out these snapshots from Las Vegas, Nevada; Semarang, Indonesia; Timisoara, Romania; Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico; and Croatia. And … we do have a few more from the Bay Area and New York.

Snapshots from the community

The King’s Pub, Romania

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Typeface: Chopin Script; image courtesy of Gane Design

Camara cu Mirodenii, Romania

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Typeface: Campanile; image courtesy of Gane Design

DUGDER night market, Indonesia

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Image courtesy of mo2n KMD

Letras Café, Mexico

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Image courtesy of dialfredo

Palanqueta de Nuez, Mexico

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Image courtesy of dialfredo

Light Nightclub, Las Vegas

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Image courtesy of BRANDONart™

Border Grill, Las Vegas

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Image courtesy of BRANDONart™

Cofetaria D-l Goe, Romania

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Image courtesy of TrueLoveDesign

Passte Pizza Mexican Food, Croatia

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Image courtesy of Ines

Paul Mitchell, Croatia

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Image courtesy of Ines

Snapshots from us

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

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Typeface: Eagle Book

Big Bottom Market, Guerneville

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Typeface: Impact Std Roman

Perla, New York City

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Uniqlo, San Francisco

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Typeface: Bodoni Old Fashion URW Medium Italic

ACCI Gallery, Berkeley

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Typeface: Quaint Gothic SG Regular

Lure, New York City

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Urban Picnic, San Francisco

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JAQK Cellars, San Francisco

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Typeface: Trade Gothic Pro Bold Condensed #20

Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley

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Typeface: Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Bold Condensed

San Francisco

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Berkeley

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Typeface: Masheen Bold

The Station, San Francisco

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The New Museum, New York City

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Typeface: Neographik MT

Booklet accompanying the Criterion Collection DVD of Last Year at Marienbad

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Typeface: Benton Mod Disp Cond Regular

Which typefaces of the world is your favorite?

The author

Alex Bigman
Alex Bigman

Alex contributes from New York City on topics ranging from branding and typography to the history of design.

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