“The next typeface you use, what would it taste like?” was the question I posed at the end of the talk on Edible Typography at Eye Magazine’s Type Tuesday. Here are some of the suggestions…
Angela Lamb’s first typeface of the day was Lavanderia which she describes as “delicate – it tastes of spun sugar. sweet, but brittle”. Lavenderia is designed by James T. Edmondson and is based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District.
Karina Monger and the Ferrier Pearce design team came up with the following list:
Museo: Bacon wheat crunchies
Arial Rounded: Spaghetti
WC Roughtrad: Flaky Pastry…
Univers: Mineral Water
Sabon: Crusty roll
Comic Sans: One person said Bubblegum the other said seafood
Perpetua: Red wine
Futura: Beef, different weights for different cuts, light would be carpaccio and black would be a thick cut steak
Gill Sans: After Eights
Avant Garde: Celery
Brush Script: Coconut
Gotham: Bread and butter
Sarah Hyndman was talking Edible Typography at Eye Magazine’s recent Type Tuesday at the St Bride Library.