24 Nov 2013

Cassannet: A Dubonnet-Inspired Typeface

This film is promoting the typeface Cassannet, inspired by the iconic Dubonnet triptych found on numerous ghost signs across France. The campaign was originally designed for the brand by the artist Cassandre and this typeface has been designed by Atipo in Spain. Thank you to Jess over on the University of Wolverhampton Visual Communication blog for passing this to me, original post found here.

Do you know of any other typefaces that have been inspired by material found on ghostsigns and/or other types of painted signs? A couple of others I’ve found so far are CP Brownie [Link expired] and Iowan Old Style but there must be many more. I’m interested in finding as many as I can and any other connections between brushed lettering and type design. Suggestions and leads in the comments please.

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