New to Typophile? Accounts are free, and easy to set up.
Create an account
Typophile RSS | More Feeds
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.
And I find this one boring...
My typographic chess set done in Blackletter is going to kick ass!!!
Neil, great idea.
I decided to use a beefy blackletter ... I wish I had my own 3D printer ...sigh. My next purchase for sure!
I think you should take advantage of the third dimension, beyond a bevel
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.
Some of the Escher or Moebius-based designs on the Shapeways site are gorgeous.
Make one color blackletter and the other roman.