Fonts play an important role in shaping the identity of a city. New York Subway has its Helvetica and you can see Univers Bold Condensed all around London. Edward Johnston’s classic type, designed for the city’s underground system, is also recognisable by millions around the world.
We recently started Edinburgh Fonts, an Instagram project which explores Edinburgh’s fonts used around the city – from shop fronts to street and floor signs. As we’ve been living here for quite some time, we though it’d be a great way to find inspiration and help us discover new details around the streets of Edinburgh, the city we thought we knew so well.
We’d like this project to be as collaborative as possible so if you spot any interesting fonts around Edinburgh, you can submit them on Instagram and Twitter using #EdinburghFonts. We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!