Typeface Samples

Mr Austin's picture

Hi there,

I'm creating a series of posters incorporating examples of famous or well designed typeface samples/promotion/teasers (not sure what the correct term is). For example,


Avant Garde (I realise this wasn't designed to purely show off the typeface, but it still fits my idea):

Black Slabbath:

It's for a student project - promoting a typography exhibition. There will be classic type exhibits as well as events launching new faces etc. The samples will be used in a similar theme to this (still work in progress):

Any other examples of good design specifically to show off a typeface (particularly for serifs) would be very helpful.

victor ivanov's picture

just about any good type specimen you download nowadays has some really well designed pages showing the type off.

Mr Austin's picture

Yeah, cheers for that!

Its mainly iconic, almost logo-like examples I'm looking for though, rather than standard specimens showing the full set of glyphs etc, if you know what I mean.

victor ivanov's picture

so you're looking for famous examples of certain typefaces in use?

the famous I heart NY logo is ITC American Typewriter if i'm not mistaken.
i will let you know if i think of more examples.

Mr Austin's picture

Well sort of, more like examples of the typeface being shown off to promote or display it. A piece of design created to advertise a particular font, or a logo for 'Bodoni' or 'Times' set in that particular face. Another example I thought of was Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet:

Or this kind of thing for Futura:

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