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Tim Daly's picture
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An opportunity, missed
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http://www.shapeways.com/model/195224/typographical-chess-set.html?ca=em...

Shame really, I see pawns in a sturdy lowercase, queens in Felix Titling (or maybe something more powerful).

Still you could upset a typographer with the chess set.

Tim

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Shame really, I see pawns in a sturdy lowercase, queens in Felix Titling (or maybe something more powerful).

J'adoube?

And I find this one boring...
http://gizmodo.com/5949215/this-typographic-chess-set-is-too-pretty-to-play

My typographic chess set done in Blackletter is going to kick ass!!!

n.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Neil, great idea.

hhp

Neil Caldwell's picture
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Joined: 8 Jan 2010 - 12:11am
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Tanks.

I decided to use a beefy blackletter ... I wish I had my own 3D printer ...sigh. My next purchase for sure!

n.

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I think you should take advantage of the third dimension, beyond a bevel
http://blog.fontshop.com/2012/12/13/type-trends-polychromatic-type/scree...
or a simple cutout

A blackletter like Wilhelm Klinspor Gotisch has a perspective quality that could represent well in three dimensions – imagine that k using depth and taper – so that it only revealed its full k-ness quality from one viewing point while also having an overall sculptural sense.

http://www.fonts.com/font/linotype/wilhelm-klingspor-gotisch

Some of the Escher or Moebius-based designs on the Shapeways site are gorgeous.

Tim

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Make one color blackletter and the other roman.