What would that typeface taste like?

“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…

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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.

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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…

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Univers: Mineral Water

Sabon: Crusty roll

Papyrus: Paper

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

Bembo: Sauvignon

Gill Sans: After Eights

Avant Garde: Celery

Brush Script: Coconut

Copperplate: Semolina

Gotham: Bread and butter

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Sarah Hyndman was talking Edible Typography at Eye Magazine’s recent Type Tuesday at the St Bride Library.

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