Gotham overload? Tumbl with me about it!

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Steve McFarland's picture
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Gotham overload? Tumbl with me about it!
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Hi Typophiles,

As they say on NPR, "long time listener, first time caller." I have humble idea for a single-purpose Tumblr and I though some folks from the community might be amused enough to join me in curating it. The working title is, "Gotham is the New Helvetica," but that's a pretty bad title and you can do better. The idea is simple:

In this post-racial, post-serif Age of Obama, I see Hoefler & Frere Jones' Gotham everywhere. Like, everywhere. You do, too. Sometimes the application makes sense, sometimes it doesn't. But the point is: "seriously, that's a lot of Gotham."

That's all. I enjoy spotting it out in the wilds of New York (every ten minutes) and have long wanted to catalog my sightings. I thought type nerds might enjoy following along. I need a few keen eyes to join me, though, because I'm not very good about keeping blogthings up to date, don't feel inspired by a particular Tumblr theme, and am prone to the occasional Avenir misidentification. So what do you say? Anyone else want to run this thing with me?

(I hope this is the right place and not a totally annoying/hackneyed post! I respect you folks).

paz,
steve

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Herd mentality :: go with a winner :: Ibis is #1 on the myfonts.com hot list :: expect to see too much of it very soon :: today's Speed Bump said it all: "my mommy's imaginary friends are all in a place called Facebook"...

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If you need a break come to Germany.
You don’t see a lot of Gotham here.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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“I see Gotham everywhere…”, says the Batman.

Dan Reynolds's picture
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> If you need a break come to Germany.
> You don’t see a lot of Gotham here.

Yet.

It is coming, though. Soon, it will be everywhere.

Jan Erdmann's picture
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It is coming, though. Soon, it will be everywhere.

OMG!!!

Dan Reynolds's picture
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Well, I don't that this is necessarily a bad thing…
Personally, I would choose other typefaces for almost anything. But I'm kind of loony when it comes to font selection.

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I think ›got ham?‹ would be a sincere title. ;)

William Berkson's picture
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Joined: 26 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
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Personally, I'm a huge fan of Frere-Jones. More Gotham, please!

Russell McGorman's picture
Joined: 25 May 2006 - 10:01am
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If you need a break come to Germany.
You don’t see a lot of Gotham here.

yeah. You see DIN