Thursday, 8 July 2004

Gotham City

Interesting article in the New York Times today on the typeface used for the World Trade Center memorial. It's Gotham, designed by Tobias Frere-Jones. (The logical question, of course, was for me to ask if he was related to the New Yorker's music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones. A comment on the City of Sound blog notes that they're brothers. I'd love to hear their family discussions.) Gotham's based on those signs that are classically New York - the Port Authority Bus Terminal sign, chiefly, as well as those P.S. 124 (or whatever number) signs, and so on. I love typefaces that immediately makes one think of a city: I feel that way about Johnston, the London Underground font.

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