Thug fonts, Queequeg, Elvish, & more

Amidst this whole nonstop Flash fest, let’s clear the palette with a little typography:

  • Call him Quinnqueg: Justin Quinn’s typographic art (more here) is inspired by the doomed obsessiveness found in Moby-Dick: “By repeating a spiraling, swirling labyrinthian structure, Quinn places himself in the role of Ahab who continually redraws his charts which travel nowhere and only to go into themselves.”  Oh, and he uses only the letter E. [Via]
  • It’s a typographic neutron bomb: Nike France zaps the person, leaving only artifacts & letters.
  • The clean, curvaceous strokes of Marian Bantjes swirl through a whole campaign for Saks. [Via Maria Brenny]
  • Dig the striking type & art direction in The Economist’s latest campaign.
  • In Dr. Copperplate & Mr. Gothic, Armin Vit ponders good uses of the often-abused Copperplate Gothic. [Via]
  • LL Tipografia offers some tasty wares; love the little running man in LL SanSiro.
  • To create Ballers Delight, Mr. Chank Diesel led 50 workshop participants through some old-fashioned arts & crafts: “Each individual letter was constructed out of beads and gems on small canvas boards measuring 5″x7″. Letters were then photographed and the resulting pics were used for making a thuggish new grunge font with a big hip-hop influence.”
  • Speaking of grunge fonts, check out StereoType‘s “Bagpack.” [Via]
  • If you’ve been needing Elvish fonts (it’s okay–you know who you are), DaFont’s got your back. [Via]

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