WIP: Type Speciment Posters

shamrock's picture


I just got an idea the other day about making some own type speciments for my favourite typefaces and then make SRA3-posters to frame and put up on my wall. I just finished the second one (Minion Pro) and I would like to get some critique on my work.

I will create at least one more but I'm still deciding on what more typefaces I want to pay homage to.

001. Gill Sans
002. Minion Pro

Best regards,
Joacim W

hrant's picture

What a nice idea! You might even be able to sell these. Although that will affect what typefaces you choose... For which you might benefit by looking at top-seller lists and such.


Hildebrant's picture

I would buy a Minion poster, as for Gill, well, I have probably made my opinion fairly well known around these parts.


rs_donsata's picture

I like the quoute on the Gill's specimen.

ken's picture

Is the straight quote on the Gill Sans specimen purposeful?
Just wondering.

John Hudson's picture

Some of the spacing on the Minion poster could use some work: there are nasty gaps in some of the text samples.

anonymous's picture

I'd think designers would certainly appreciate an oversize specimen, particularly of the format you used on Minion, with uc&lc as well as alternates and ornaments.

Thumbs up on the single-spot choice, too.

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