Monday, March 8, 2010

Street Typography: Brass Serif

Smooth like they've been tumbled by the ocean for a millennia, these brass address numbers are from another time. I can almost see the hands of the blacksmith, cracked but strong, working these numbers into perfect curves. This address made me realize something about type in the 3D space. A serif typeface has so much more going on in depth than a sans-serif. There are no true "corners" like there would be in a three dimensional Helvetica. I wish ink would dry just like these numbers protrude from the wall. Typeface unknown. Any guesses?

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