Sites We Like: Celebrate the Mac & Chromeography

This week, we’re all about weighty design: from old computers to even older automobiles. Get ready to do a little time traveling.

Celebrate the Mac website

Celebrate the Mac will be a nostalgic trip for a lot of us. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, Jonathan Zufi features a selection from his huge collection of Mac-specific photography, paired with a few details about the machines Apple has released over the past three decades. Headings and navigation are set in Futura PT, whose clean geometric shapes are a natural match for a company known for its simple design elegance. Body text is in Proxima Nova, feeling exceptionally light here thanks to the wide spacing.

Chromeography website

We could spend hours poring over the beautiful and endlessly varied designs featured on Chromeography, a site that exists “in praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances.” The site was built by author and type critic Stephen Coles, whose strong taste for type is evident in the tagging methodology, including categories for “Swash” and “Baseline connection.” All text on the site is set in FF DIN Round, whose soft edges are a great counterpart to all the shiny chrome, as well as the sharp angles on the hand-lettered Chromeography logo.

That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the mention of Chromeography, Sally! Correction: I’m a type user and critic, but not a type designer. Also, DIN is spelled in all caps because it’s an acronym.

    1. Sally Kerrigan says:

      Thanks for the note, Stephen! It’s such an awesome site. I’ve made those corrections above 🙂

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Sally Kerrigan

Content Editor at Typekit. Usually knows the way to the nearest public library. Lives in San Francisco in real life, @draftwerk in Twitter life.

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