Font Fridays: More Alphabet Bags, plus books from Norton, Princeton Architectural, and Mark Batty

It’s our last Font Friday of the year, but we’re going out with a bang! This week, we have three more Alphabet Bags, plus fabulous books from Norton, Princeton Architectural Press, and Mark Batty Publisher.

Alphabet Bags

Last week, we gave away two of these natural, 100% heavy-weight cotton bags but we’ve got three left! Alphabet Bags are hand-stitched and beautifully screen-printed in the UK.

Because we can’t let you run off with nothing to carry in your bag, each bag has a book hidden inside. This week, you could win one of the following:

Typographers on Type by Ruari McLean

From Norton, the essays in Typographers on Type chart the course of the profound technological advances that have taken place in the printing industry from a unique perspective: that of the typographer witnessing and experiencing these changes. Included are essays from Milton Glaser, Matthew Carter, William Morris, Stanley Morrison, Jan Tschichold, and many others.

Typeface by Tamye Riggs

From Princeton Architectural Press, Typeface is a unique sourcebook featuring sixty classic typefaces that continue to resonate with today’s most influential graphic designers. The book is organized using typographic classifications such as sans serif, serif, display, script, and dingbats. Each typeface is presented in detail, including its origin, main characteristics, and uses.



Negative Space by Noma Bar

From Mark Batty Publisher, Negative Space features work from internationally acclaimed illustrator Noma Bar. Including works commissioned by publications such as The Economist, Esquire, Wallpaper, The Guardian, and Time Out London, as well as never before seen illustrations, Negative Space focuses on subject matter ranging from sex, global warming, and nuclear warfare to religion, crime, and corporate greed.

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, December 21st to enter. After 9am, three winners will be randomly selected, and we’ll announce the winners here.

Good luck! This is the last Font Friday of 2009, but we’ll be back with more goodies in the new year!

Update: And we have our winners! Congratulations to Elias, Jason Whittemore, and rreibstein! Special thanks to this week’s sponsors, and to all our sponsors from 2009. Happy Holidays from everyone at Typedia; we’ll be back with more Font Fridays in the new year!

  • 1. Chris’s avatar Chris Dec 18, 2009

    I added a release year to GE Inspira

  • 2. rreibstein’s avatar rreibstein Dec 18, 2009

    Added a distributor for Vesper.

  • 3. Elizabeth Carey Smith’s avatar Elizabeth Carey Smith Dec 18, 2009

    I added the background/bio for John Downer.

  • 4. Kevin M Jackson’s avatar Kevin M Jackson Dec 18, 2009

    Added Mrs. Eaves XL Serif family/specimens.

  • 5. Hannu’s avatar Hannu Dec 18, 2009

    Added the font Simple.

  • 6. worksology’s avatar worksology Dec 18, 2009

    Added a release year and country of origin for Lacuna.

  • 7. rhiafaery’s avatar rhiafaery Dec 18, 2009

    Added a country of origin to Sansumi.

  • 8. Dan Rubin’s avatar Dan Rubin Dec 18, 2009

    Added specimens for Poynter Gothic Text.

  • 9. carolinade’s avatar carolinade Dec 18, 2009

    Added Suburban

  • 10. couzinhub’s avatar couzinhub Dec 18, 2009

    Added Calisto
    http://typedia.com/explore/typeface/calisto

  • 11. couzinhub’s avatar couzinhub Dec 18, 2009

    Added specimens for Tex Gyre Schola.

  • 12. Seth Gerard’s avatar Seth Gerard Dec 18, 2009

    Added Country of Origin, Distributors, and Original Format to AG Book Stencil, added Specimens to Balloon, Suburban and Chernobyl. Cheers!

  • 13. jasonwhittemore’s avatar jasonwhittemore Dec 18, 2009

    I added Airflo. Including Sample, Designer(s), Foundry(ies), Release Year, Country of Origin, Classification, Original Format, Distributor(s).

    ♪♪ Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now | I feel good, I knew that I would, now | So good, so good ♪♪

  • 14. JanDW’s avatar JanDW Dec 18, 2009

    Added the distributor for giddyup. Giddyup!

  • 15. JanDW’s avatar JanDW Dec 18, 2009

    That was a little weak: added more distributors to “Brothers”, edited background for Carrosserie, added a tag and a link as well.

  • 16. riccard0’s avatar riccard0 Dec 19, 2009

    Will reporting duplicates qualify as a good deed? ;-)
    Anyway, I added some background and more to Alternate Gothic, added a original format to Accelerator, and background to Abadi.

  • 17. Elias’s avatar Elias Dec 19, 2009

    Added foundry and country of origin for ITC Korinna…

  • 18. hardbap’s avatar hardbap Dec 19, 2009

    Added background for Proxima Sans (thanks @nicewebtype!)

  • 19. Christopher O'Donnell’s avatar Christopher O'Donnell Dec 19, 2009

    Added background information to Goudy Bookletter 1911

  • 20. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Dec 19, 2009

    Added some stuff to Whomp (original format, tags..)

  • 21. Paul Fisher’s avatar Paul Fisher Dec 19, 2009

    Added DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Serif.

  • 22. India’s avatar India Dec 19, 2009

    Had an earlier comment, but it seems to be gone. Hmm.

    Anyway, since then I’ve added Karmina Sans, and I uploaded specimens for all the Karmina and Karmina Sans chillun.

  • 23. Brian Burns’s avatar Brian Burns Dec 19, 2009

    Added a background to Tungsten.

  • 24. Michael J. Young’s avatar Michael J. Young Dec 20, 2009

    I added a specimen, country of origin, distributor, original format and release year to Jason Walcott’s Fairy Tale.

    And original format for Ale Paul’s Feel Script while I was at it!

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