Typo Ballet

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Here’s a classic for you today. I’ve been reading Teal Triggs’ The Typographic Experiment, and one of the most interesting chapters is “Visual Poetry”. Peter Bil’ak is a renowned graphic designer and typographer currently working in Holland, and runs the Typotheque type foundry. His most famous font is FF Eureka, which includes a wealth of accented letterforms. The Typo Ballet from 1998-99 explores all variations of the font in the same manner that Ferdnand Legér’s Ballet Mécanique explored industrial imagery in1924. This tiny video is from Bil’ak’s website.

Those are all the serif glyphs in the typeface. But personally I prefer the elegant sans serif version. If you click on the images you’ll be taken to respective fonts in FontFont’s shop.


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