A Special Valentine’s Day Font Friday

Happy Font Friday! Typedia is pleased to present a special Valentine’s Day Font Friday, with lovely gifts from Typography Shop and Princeton Architectural Press.

A loveletter to blackletter

From Berlin-based graphic designer Judith Schalansky comes Fraktur Mon Amour, with reproductions of 300 variations of Blackletter fonts, ranging from historical fonts to contemporary reinventions, in a sensuous, beautifully crafted, hot-pink prayer book-style catalog. Each Blackletter font is presented on a full page along with its complete alphabet, date of origin, the name of its designer, and its original foundry. On the facing page is a composition created from that font that explores the subversive beauty of this unique typeface. In addition, 137 of these fonts—including four created exclusively for this book—are collected on an enclosed CD for free private and restricted commercial use. Fraktur Mon Amour is the winner of several awards, including the Type Directors Club of New York’s 2007 Award for Typographic Excellence.

Love Typography

From Typography Shop come three t-shirts, perfect for proclaiming your love of type.

Proclaim your passion and declare your love via a five line specimen display of Simoncini Garamond. Designed by Francesco Simoncini and W. Bilz for the publishing house Giulio Einaudi Editore, in 1961, it’s one of the warmest and most versatile of the modern day Garamonds. Printed in white on an American Apparel 100% cotton sheer tee. Available for men or women.

Declare your love via a truncated alphabet display of News Gothic. Designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1908, News Gothic preceded its workhorse rival Trade Gothic by 40 years. Printed in grey and red on an American Apparel 20010 Fine Cotton Jersey T-Shirt. Available for men or women.

The word “Love” simply set in Futura, Simoncini Garamond, and Akzidenz Grotesk, labeled with their respective classifications of Geometric Sans, Oldstyle, and Grotesque Sans. Printed in white on an American Apparel Fine Cotton Jersey T-Shirt. Available for men or women.

How it Works

Anyone can enter the contest by taking just a minute or two to do a good deed for Typedia. It could be something as simple as adding a release year, or uploading a specimen, or contributing some background information. Tell us your good deed in the comments to be entered in the contest. You can only enter once. You have until 9am EST Monday, February 15, to enter. After 9am, four winners will be randomly selected, and we’ll announce the winners here.

Good luck, and Happy Valentine’s Day from Typedia!

Update: And we have four lucky winners! Fraktur mom Amour goes to Taufik Nurrahman, plus Hélder Mendes, viaAndrea, and HyperCreatice each win a love tee! Congrats to all, and special thanks to Princeton Architectural Press and Typography Shop.

  • 1. typographyshop’s avatar typographyshop Feb 12, 2010

    Thanks so much for including us! We look forward to awarding the winners.

  • 2. Tony’s avatar Tony Feb 12, 2010

    I added the distributors for Goudy Text. Those tshirts look lovely too.

  • 3. Brandy Bingham’s avatar Brandy Bingham Feb 12, 2010

    I added a release year & original format to Girls Are Weird

  • 4. osorar’s avatar osorar Feb 12, 2010

    I added distributors for Lubaling Graph, and started a page for Serif Gothic

  • 5. typographyshop’s avatar typographyshop Feb 12, 2010

    I edited Serif Gothic. But I doubt I’m eligible to win my own shirts. Maybe the book?

  • 6. André Gonçalves’s avatar André Gonçalves Feb 12, 2010

    Hi everyone! I’ve just added 4 new font families: Van Condensed, Lisboa, Atlantica and Focus… all from Vanarchiv, a portuguese fondry. Can anyone how to add a Type sample? Good luck to everyone!

  • 7. designfrontier’s avatar designfrontier Feb 12, 2010

    I just added the background for Template Gothic

  • 8. Hélder Mendes’s avatar Hélder Mendes Feb 12, 2010

    Hi,

    I’ve added a new typeface to the listing – MALABAR.
    This typeface was selected by the German Design Prize jury as one of ten works to be awarded with a gold prize.

  • 9. Taufik Nurrahman’s avatar Taufik Nurrahman Feb 12, 2010

    Hi..
    I’ve added designer, foundry, classification, distributor, tags, & background info for Espy Sans

  • 10. Brendan Falkowski’s avatar Brendan Falkowski Feb 12, 2010

    Added Background, Tags, Origin, Original Format, and Links to Armitage

  • 11. Laura Fisher’s avatar Laura Fisher Feb 12, 2010

    Added Distributors for Mido.

  • 12. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Feb 14, 2010

    added original format to Advertisers Gothic Light

  • 13. giddy hill’s avatar giddy hill Feb 14, 2010

    Changed Gill Sans release date and original format.

  • 14. Michael Mior’s avatar Michael Mior Feb 14, 2010

    Added a foundry and background information to the Brasilero font.

  • 15. paulrandall’s avatar paulrandall Feb 14, 2010

    I’ve added the typeface Erbar and it’s designer Jakob Erbar

  • 16. viaAndrea’s avatar viaAndrea Feb 14, 2010

    Added release year to Munc

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