Wednesday, July 8

Dial up my asterisk

Transient Ink educates us in typography and tart cards, a British term referring to the small advertisement cards that prostitutes leave in phone booths to garner more attention for their services. Or to put it simply: If your typeface were a prostitute, what would her card look like? asked designers from all kinds of backgrounds to create these cards for their favorite fonts. The results range from subtle and coy

to kitschy, like this one by Emma Thorpe reminds me of some t-shirts that teenage boys wear, sometimes with bunnies

and on to the really risque, like the one below:

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