Architecture and typography have a lot in common, when it comes to applying design sensibility to something that needs to function in a very real way — be it the words we read or the buildings we inhabit. This week’s roundup highlights a little of both.

The Palm Springs Project

The Palm Springs Project is a photographic tribute to midcentury architecture and style sighted in this corner of southern California. Body text is in Franklin Gothic URW, which is more commonly sighted in headings but looks pretty smart in this image-heavy context. Headings are in Trio Grotesk from Schick Toikka.

Philadelphia Center for Architecture

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Sites We Like: Duffy & Chen Design Associates

We’re blown away by the work brand design firms do when it comes to seeing the big picture — and breaking it down into all the beautiful details. (Including typography, to be sure!) Here are a couple sites we noticed from this busy corner of the design world.


In operation for 30 years, Duffy has an impressive catalog of case studies and iconic brand design work to show off on their website. Bryant makes just the right amount of impact in the all-caps headers and site navigation text, with clean geometric shapes and a softened character thanks to the rounded terminals. (Bryant is available

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New fonts on Typekit from Alan Meeks & Lettermin

We’re adding typefaces from two foundries that are completely new to the library today: Alan Meeks and Lettermin. A big welcome to our new foundry partners! All the typefaces we’re adding today are available for use on the web and for syncing.

If you’ve ever played around with Letraset dry transfer sheets, you’ve likely come across typefaces by Alan Meeks. Alan has been working in design and typography for over 25 years, and is known for his charming and distinctive display faces. The collection we’re introducing today includes some great display faces and scripts, and also has faces such as Astoria and Brigade

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