"Type for Now. Words for later."

Type for Now is a dedicated blog for all things type.

While we will show work that ranges from editorial to illustration; be sure that the work is highly typographical and beautifully executed.

Old Fashioned
National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

Here are some wonderful examples of hand lettering found at the National Railway Museum in York. Apologies for the quality of the images as I was only using my iPhone at the time. But if you are interested, it is definitely worth a visit and it’s free entry! A great day out all-in-all.
Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi

Only just discovered the wonderful chalk letterer and graphic designer Dana Tanamachi.
19th Century German Type

19th Century German Type

These beautiful specimens of German type by the Buchdruckerei und Schriftgiesserei Wilhelm Gronau foundry are remarkable.
The Making of The Comedy Carpet

The Making of The Comedy Carpet

The Comedy Carpet is a beautiful typographical ‘carpet’ that spans across Blackpool pier. The typography is so large that it can be read from the top of the Blackpool Tower. At first sight, the Comedy Carpet looks as if the text is painted. In fact, each of the 160,000 letters is made of 30mm solid...
Sanborn Map Typography

Sanborn Map Typography

Some very beautiful and elegant typography from the early 20th century. I wish that companies still produced work to this high standard.