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Font haiku

Nothing doing here for the past twenty-four hours due to things collapsing at the webhost end. Everything seems stable now (fingers crossed). In future when this happens check my Twitter feed for reports.

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So then… The above is the better of my two entries for a Valentine’s day competition on the Extensis blog which required you to create a besotted ode to a typeface. The wonderful Gotham sans serif by Hoefler & Frere-Jones was used by the Obama campaign during the recent Presidential election, as I noted back in November. I didn’t win but they did give me an honourable mention which was a surprise. Some very witty and clever entries but it helps if you’re a type obsessive to appreciate many of the jokes.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The best font won

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Nathalie (Spacedlaw)

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    Sounds like it was a fun contest.

  2. #2 posted by Yewtree

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    Heady days on the
    Palatino Linotype:
    big old river-boat

  3. #3 posted by John

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    Heh, thanks. There’s probably a riposte to be made along the lines of Book Antiqua being a Palatino copy but I’m all haiku’d out for now.

 




 

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