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Funky fonts

18 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Fenced cups – Carrer Torres i Amat

There are many fonts visible in any town or city, and Barcelona is no exception. Today I have selected a handful of funky fonts for you, mostly from around Ciutat Vella – enjoy!

What do you think of the fenced cups( above)? Simple, but very effective use of an everyday object for a temporary installation. I like.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ethnic wood – Carrer Assaonadors

Or the wooden slats (above) with their very decorative big tacks? Reminds me of henna patterns, or dots on printed sari fabric, and also makes me think of Morocco for some reason. And there are more examples after the page break…

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Funky fonts

14 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Sant Pere Mès Alt

Happy Monday! I had a great weekend, I hope you did too? One that has put you in the mood for the funky fonts I am sharing with you today, and which I hope will be an enjoyable kick start of a good week!

Starting with some shop signs from the times when telephone numbers were one digit shorter than today (above)…

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Plaça de Sant Miquel

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Type cast

10 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

Among several on-going projects, I have one pending, and that is to design some business cards for myself. I confess: I am struggling with it. One of the reasons is that I just can’t decide on the font to use, so I’ve been seeking some inspiration around Barcelona. Here are some types that I found…

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