Type foundry turns old signs into amazing fonts

Detroit typography

Different fonts are based on different neighbourhoods

Inspiration lurks in the most everyday settings, so long as you keep an eye out for it. For designer and letterer Jessica Krcmarik, the founder of type foundry Gratiot and Riopelle, it was the walk to work that sparked the idea of creating fonts based on Detroit's hand painted signs and advertisements.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.