These Are the Fonts in Your Neighborhood

David Prowler walked along 16th Street between Mission and Market identifying different fonts (or should I say typefaces) of business names and other signs with an app on his iPhone.

Mission Dolores Church is identified as Minimala-Medium Italic, for example.

Check it out. (found at Curbed SF)

5 Responses to “These Are the Fonts in Your Neighborhood”

  1. Nico says:

    Thank you for the ‘typefaces’ correction. We type nerds are pretty particular about that shit :) good story, btw. thanks for posting !

  2. Adam says:

    Actually, “fonts” could be correct in this circumstance given that the post (sometimes) specifies particular styles and weights. (A typeface is a family composed of several variations on a given collection of letterforms.)

    • Nico says:

      but fonts are the parent file of the typeface, used by printers at the production stage. look at us discussing the all-too-familiar fonts vs. typefaces discussion on MM :)

  3. heather says:

    uh-oh, too bad tag moved away. i think some of the fonts are identified with the wrong names.

  4. michael says:

    wow, this whole post is like an onion article. you guys are silly.

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