Well, it's Friday so why not – the last FTF was way back in January 2014. As Ms. Fili knows much better than I, Italia is awash with typographic joy. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen these and more, but I think they're worthy of another showing.
We've been spending a bit of time in the past lately. Proper, personal, family past I mean. Not surprising. It started with me looking for a photo of my Dad but I soon got side-tracked. This is (mostly) my Mum's old Post Office book (with a brief appearance from Dad's). No forgotten fortune inside.
Forgotten summer type. From that day in Italy when we took the train from Lucca to Florence and we all sat down in our seats and Karen turned to me and said, "I'm feeling a bit peckish", expecting me to pull out a snack when in fact I hadn't earlier shouted, from one to room to another, that, "yes, I have packed the crackers", but had in fact said, "yes, I have packed the plasters", and we all looked at each other and our four stomachs rumbled in unison as the train rattled along the tracks – the city and its snacks an hour or so ahead of us.
It's the one hundredth FTF! And I'm honoured to present the findings of the Penguin Collectors' Society's James Mackay. Lettering from, "different prosperous eras in Goole". James also updated me on the further investigation into that mysterious "A". If you want to find out more about that you'd better join the PCS. Definitely worth the modest subscription, the next edition comes with an illustrated memoir of Abram Games and Penguin Books by his daughter Naomi.
I'll post about it when I get mine but it will be available to non-members too.
Casual Optimist, Friend from the Internet and all-round nice chap, Dan Wagstaff, pointed me in the direction of Ulrich Planer's typewatching blog. It's refreshingly simple and is packed with great examples. Being European, there are loads of great script logos. Ulrich very kindly agreed to let me bring some of his images over here.
Not much has happened around these parts since last Friday. Just a massive pile of work to consume very every waking hour and then some. I did stumble across Tom Gifford's excellent gathering of found type over on Flickr. Tom very kindly said it would be OK if I snaffled some for here. Thanks Tom!