This from the Sydney Morning Herald of January 8-9, 2011. Apparently there is a six week course on how to cross-stitch Helvetica in Sydney. Go for it.
Click on this link to be taken to a short video on Arabic calligraphy I stumbled across on The Guardian website the other day.
Just been watching Vertigo with James Stewart. Or rather the first 20 minutes or so. When Stewart is driving around San Francisco I couldn’t but help notice the ‘calligraphy’, for want of a better word, on his vehicle. I don’t know what car it was, someone hopefully can fill in the gaps, but there was plenty of bright metal work visible – the lettering on the bonnet (hood), as well as more flamboyant stuff along the side, especially at the rear. It would be fascinating to collate some of this typography which is so rarely, if ever, seen on contemporary vehicles. Anyhow, I just put this out there. If you have some images of lettering on cars please let me know. Mustangs?
I do not collect postage stamps but for some reason or other (no doubt because of the lettering) I kept this one from a visit to France in the early 1990s. I came across it in my very infrequent Journal, in which I write now and again about stuff that interests me.
Anyhow, it might spark some interest somewhere, and lead to new discoveries. I am sure there are plenty.