Font made from Hand Tools?

BrooklynRob's picture

Hello

I seem to recall a typeface made from photos of handtools (hammers, drills, etc.) I'm thinking maybe Herb Lubalin did it... does this sound familiar to anyone and/or can you tell me where I could see a photo of it?

Thanks,

Rob

Norbert Florendo's picture

There were quite a few "photo alphabets" shown from time to time in older issues of U&lc, several of which were done by Herb Lubalin. But these were essentially pictures of found articles resembling letterforms. If I can find one of these articles I'll try to post samples. As for an actual typeface, I don't recall a font using photos of handtools.

There are a few type designs using tools such as Toolbox by Brian Strysko.

dezcom's picture

"There are a few type designs using tools such as Toolbox by Brian Strysko."

I saw your post. Do you have to be hammered to use that one?
Ah screw it, you can use it sober too:-)

ChrisL

speter's picture

Chris, that was gut wrenching to read. As the old saw goes, you are such a tool of the pun industry.

dezcom's picture

Peter O'toole said: "Chris, that was gut wrenching to read"

Yes, it pulled me right out of my socket:-)

ChrisL

Norbert Florendo's picture

Well then... SCREWGED YOU, Deez, ol' boy!

Si_Daniels's picture

Alternately you could use this one to roll your own in Illustrator or Corel Draw 17...

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/emigre/poppi/tools-one/

Si

dezcom's picture

Norbert,
Did you choose that pink to match the color of Philips Milk of Magnesia?

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Oh, that's right, it is a slotted screw driver, not a Philips screw driver in the picture:-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

A Philips screwdriver is Vodka and Milk of Magnesia :-)

ChrisL

speter's picture

I think you nailed it, Chris. I hope that wasn't too tacky to say. I'll be riveted to this thread until you respond. I'm having a real ball (peen) with this...

Lex Kominek's picture

Awl right you two. Bolt of you are acting like a couple of nuts. And, um... pipe wrench.

- Lex

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