Type Houses and Foundries

While exploring the online world of type houses and foundries, I came across a specific one that caught my eye. P22 first started creating fonts in 1994 based on the handwriting of Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miro. P22 has come a long way from selling two different fonts on floppy disks at gift shops. The website for P22 includes fonts from all 4 of their collections, P22 Classic Collection, Hamilton Wood Type Collection, International House of Fonts, and Lanston Type Company. I did not realize that there were so many unique fonts available out there! I really enjoy the Art Deco Display font, shown below:

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The original Hamilton Wood Type fonts were organic and bold and could be made into very large sizes that metal could not. Wood fonts were widely popular for the use of them on “Wanted,” posters.

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P22 has a blog that if you login to the site, you can leave comments on. They also offer a member club that would include you in receiving discounts and coupons for font purchases. Lastly, this website includes merchandise for purchase including pint glasses, specimen chapbooks, and playing cards.

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Author: KassidyKievit

I am a senior at SUNY Oneonta majoring in Computer Art. I hope to work for a creative agency in the future.

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