Type City website
Currently in his final year on the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Dan Cooper has created Type City, a web platform that collates documented lettering from around the UK's cities, from shop signage to public notice signs…
As well as browsing images on the site, visitors are encouraged to submit their own photography of found lettering in urban environments by using the #typecity hashtag via Twitter and Instagram, or emailing images direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Type City is part of my degree work which is all about using digital media and measuring how successful the experience is for the user," says Cooper of the project.
"As a designer I'm passionate about typography and I wanted to be able to share these lettering finds with people," he continues, "and also allow others to contribute to and grow the project."
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Cool website for typography freaks like me
Great idea, slick website, bright future.
Type lovers should also take a look at http://www.londontypographica.com for a record of type examples across London. Developed by London design and communications studio, OPX, the site and mobile app has been running since October 2011 and was presented at Typo London 2011. See http://www.opx.co.uk for more information, and http://typotalks.com/london/blog/2011/10/21/antony-harrington-london-typographica/ for a generous assessment by Patrick Baglee.
Kudos to William Bickerstaff for not descending into the usual "Stolen" bullshit.
Thanks for your comments on my project.
Ive just visited London Typographica, im very impressed with the whole set up! It's a lot more advanced than my website! Nice UI too.
Really nice site Dan, some lovely photos of beautiful type. Typography lovers should also check out http://www.thevisualdictionary.net/ too for more signage, graffiti, advertising etc.
Nice website !
Also thanks for the other great typo ressources in the comments.
Nice job Dan. Thanks for sharing
Nice site and some great links for typographers.
A little late but just came across this page and link to typecity.co.uk - cool idea and some lovely photos - will start to tag my Instagram photos when I spot something good.
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