Upload images of found typography in Leeds. Examples could include:
Shop signage, Ghost signs, Street signs, Posters, Manhole covers, Hand written signs
Images should be high quality, 800px minimum .JPG or .PNG and taken within a Leeds (LS) postcode.
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All images posted to the site must be your own. Images displayed here remain copyright of their respective owners. Typesetting.co will not be held responsible for any images submitted which infringe copyright. If you know any images to be infringing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request the content be taken down. Approved images will become part of the Typesetting.co gallery. Images will not be used for other purposes without permission.
The aim of this project is the creation of an archive of publicly sourced images of found typography in the Leeds area.
Images will be selected based on the criteria set out in the FAQS and as well as forming an archive they will be used as research material to aid the development of an open source typeface.
Is it possible to extract an essence or vernacular from such images?
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The resulting typeface will be used to create the identity of ongoing type-based projects.
If you are interested in collaborating on this element of the project please get in touch.
What is meant by 'found type'?
In essence we want you to find examples of the use of letters and numbers in the public domain. We want you to look up and down for examples of typography. Building signs, posters etc.
The type should be specific to your location and perhaps something you might not find elsewhere. Eg: Leeds Market trader handwritten signage Ok, Greggs the baker signage not ok! We want to see personality, originality, heritage. An essence of Leeds. It doesn't have to be beautiful or professional. Keep your eyes open.
Images are not automatically uploaded to the site. Each image will undergo a selection process based on the criteria listed by a group of humans.
My picture isn't on the site? Why not?
The site is curated according to criteria such as high quality image, original content, appropriate content..
Where will my image be used?
We will not use the image without your permission for any other purpose than outlined here.