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Urban Wood Goods

Contributed by Exhibea on Oct 13th, 2020. Artwork published in
July 2020
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    Urban Wood Goods build furniture from reclaimed wood. The logo is made using grotesque wood type specimens. All typography uses a simple system of two font families, Unit Gothic and URW’s Futura. Both of these fonts are revivals, digitizations of wood type and metal type.

    The project was designed in 2020.

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    Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c. (1874) served as inspiration.
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    • Unit Gothic
    • Futura
    • Gothic (Nesbitt)
    • Landry Gothic
    • Gothic Medium
    • Times Gothic




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    4 Comments on “Urban Wood Goods”

    1. Hi Exhibea, that’s lovely!
      Is the logo made from digital fonts (including Unit Gothic, perhaps?), or is it based on actual vintage wood type? Your description (“using grotesque wood type specimens”) suggests the latter – do you recall which ones you chose? The bold wide letters – R N (flipped) G S – appear to be from Gothic (Nesbitt) or a version thereof.

    2. Hi Florian, thank you. A combination of digital fonts and vintage wood types.

      4 types of Gothic referenced for the logo:

      Gothic, 1838
      Landry Gothic, 2003
      Gothic Medium, 2008
      Times Gothic, 2009

    3. Thank you for the extra info and the font IDs! I’ve added them to the list of typefaces.

      For others who dig the vintage mix-and-match look but don’t want to compile a set of font ingredients themselves, I can recommend Woodkit. This extensive type system by Ondrej Jób offers a ready-made solution.

      Image: Typotheque.

    4. What an incredible resource – thanks for sharing.

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