Alphabet Soup Fonts In Use

October 2, 2009 on 3:24 pm | By | In News, Notes | 4 Comments

From time to time people send me (or I find on my own) examples of how other designers have used my fonts. Sometimes these samples are really wonderful. So when I come across examples that I feel are unusual, different or extremely well-done, I’d like to post them here. Recently I posted an example of how Metroscript was used in the movie “The Hulk“. I would welcome submissions from anyone who would like to email them to me.

My first posting in this series comes from Switzerland and was sent to me by its designer. The font is again Metroscript. Usually I’m not a big fan of extruding type dimensionally—I’m kind of a type “purist”. But I thought that this one was done really well, keeping it simple and avoiding the temptation to just keep going and going. I love its simple colors and clean lines. Somehow the designer has taken what I feel is a very “American” font and imbued the design with a very European flavor.

It was sent to me by Bernhard Huber who asked that the credit read as follows— Design: Medienbau, Agentur für Konzept und Design, Switzerland


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  1. Hello Michel:
    We will love to see more of this Type in Use series!!!

    I love how well Carrosserie (by Letterwerk) works together with Metroscrit.

    Comment by Pablo Impallari — October 12, 2009 #

  2. I liked that the designer let the type do it’s thing. He could have kept going with the special filters, but knew when to stop.

    Comment by Michael Doret — October 7, 2009 #

  3. At least the designer did it well enough for you to like it.
    Reminds me of the NYC License Plate that Doug Johnson did way back.

    Comment by José Cruz — October 6, 2009 #

  4. I agree, when a font is extruded usually it is a done poorly- the execution here is very well done.

    Comment by Glenn — October 5, 2009 #

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