The making of the 2007 Typophile Tee

Joe Pemberton's picture

Ape Do Good
The shirts are on press at Ape Do Good.

The 2007 "Type Specimen" tee was designed by Christian Robertson, a longtime Typophile member and moderator who joined Punchcut in 2004. Christian designed the popular typefaces Dear Sarah and Pill Gothic. The "Type Specimen" tee takes its cues from 1923 ATF type specimen books. Rather than finding a historical looking typeface for the design, Christian drew an American gothic inspired typeface from scratch. The shirt will be available on August 1 to attendees of TypeCon, Seattle. It will then be made available for purchase from Typophile.com.


Read more after the bump...

Here's a little tease before we can show you the final...

Ape Do Good is a visual feast to behold
Proprietor Anthony prepares to show us the wares.

American Apparel shirts
The American Apparel tees in men's "army" and women's "olive" arrived on schedule.

This is just the printer's proof...
A quick tease of the proof. Not the final layout, nor the final color. The ink is a new eco-friendly "water-based" process that actually strips away pigment in the tee. The result is a very soft feel (no thick layer of ink) and a more subtle look. It also allows for some killer overprinting effects.


More pics and purchase info to come!

Comments

Miss Tiffany's picture

Really! Tease is right!! ;^) Fun!!!

Shu's picture

Ape Do Good! Anthony is a good guy. Really cares about what he does. I have worked with him a few times. Good choice. Excited about the Tee.

dberlow's picture

So...does this mean we pay for our t-shirts with bananas?

Joe Pemberton's picture

Unfortunately our vendor only takes cash. If we need to get creative with payment methods I'm sure we can work something out. =)

Stephen Coles's picture

I think David should receive a tee in trade for entertaining passersby with oral diatribes about the greatness of Typophile.

Thomas Phinney's picture

Will it be available in XXL?

weinziet's picture

Looks good. I am SO ready.

HaleyFiege's picture

Yes. This will be awesome!

Joe Pemberton's picture

Thomas, I'll post the mens and women's shirt sizes and details in a bit.

Hannes Famira's picture

Yea I am curious about that XXL too. I see American Apparel boxes. That stuff shrinks a lot when you wash it the first time...

hereandthere's picture

hannes,

if you wash the AA shirts in cold water and hang dry they won't shrink!

Joe Pemberton's picture

The new Typophile tee is for sale at http://typophile.bigcartel.com/ - This will describe pricing, shipping, available sizes, etc.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nice! I want. :-)

Stephen Coles's picture

Proud owner.

rtype80's picture

Hi- any more tees on the horizon?

also can custom tees be ordered?

cheers,

Daved

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