#FontSunday for the Design Museum

We’re very lucky in London to have the Design Museum – until recently situated right on the Thames and now about to open in a brand premises in Kensington. I’m also very lucky to have been given the chance to host their #FontSunday twitter blog – where their audience of 3.19 million followers are invited to submit imagery of fonts on a particular theme.

So hot on the heels of Great British Bake-off winner Frances Quinn’s ice cream theme, my theme was international cuisine.

I set up the rusty old mac and at 12 noon, things fairly kicked off. Minute after minute more and more images were sent through and my work was cut out to select the best to retweet – just so many!

So here are few!

A special thankyou to the following!

 

John Clifford’s 90 year old pic of Rodchenko’s cookies
@thinkstudionyc

johnclifford

 

Phil Neal’s Hungarian Meat Fingers & Sprouts Done In Oven. Tasty.
‪@_sculptor

philneal

 

Donald Soutar for this William Eggleston image of a backwards shrimp
@donald_soutar

donaldsoutar

 

David Bonney’s scandi-milk shop…
@isetta_windsor Sep 25

david-bonney

 

… and Caroline Scarpetta’s Veronese version
@CaroScr

scarpetta

 

Up the road in Treviso people drink Vov under this clock.
From ‏‪@Wavyhill

ant

 

Jake Tilson for his wonderful Cuban neon
‏‪@JakeTilson

jaketilson

 

A cafe from Robert Brownjohn’s collection
@RobertBrownjohn

robertbrownjohn

 

A luxuriously tiled chippy in Adelaide, Australia from by Julian Kaesler
@MHD_Studio

mhd

 

France Bailey owns the coolest tin of anchovies
‏‪@FrancesBailey

frances-bailey

 

Waybe Ford’s poster for1952 Bell poster by Donald Brun
‏‪@wayneford

wayneford

 

Jon-Jon’s – Hot dogs and burgers in Chicago from @Birmingham

birmingham81

 

Russian cheese labels from @presentcorrect – squirrel cheese? How does one milk a squirrel?

presentcorrect

 

Reg Tubby has a bonkers tablecloth made of cheese labels. Surely a #kickstarter idea if ever there was one.
‏‪@regtubby Sep 26

regtubby

 

David Shrigley does masterchef from ‏‪@sdcdiplomaart

l3

 

Handpainted sign in Kannada and English on a local restaurant in Bangalore from Pooja Saxena
@anexasajoop

poojasaxena

 

Archangel sent photos by @trenchantly who apparently frequents Bar Demolition
@mortaltaste

archangel

 

Advertising poster for Eptinger from Herbert Leupin, 1956 viaStudio Sparrowhill
@studio_sparrowh

studio-sparrowhill

 

Hola caracola. Restaurante Los Caracoles, Barcelona from @iancaulkett

iancaulkett

 

Jim Stokes for this interplanetary dried beef packaging
‪@JAStokesNJ

jim-stokes

 

Tom Etherington sent Epicurean, food magazine from Australia, art directed by Les Mason.
‏‪@_TomEtherington

tometherington2

 

Nicole a Phillips‪@typographHer sent‪@_LukeLucas lettering for NZ’s All Good Organics

typographer

 

Jilly Clark’s stencil cut metal bar/restaurant signs spotted in San Sebastian
@Jilly_Pepper

jillyclark

 

And finally, the greatest car ever created.
Outspan Orange. 6 built betw ’72 and ’74.
Thanks to Paul Wolterink.
@deptofdev

paulwolterink

 

Also thanks to Nikki Villagomez who had the idea to create a post #FontSunday blogpost for her great manhole covers project
@nikki_vz

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