Thursday, May 5, 2011

House Number Typography

One of the cool things about doing custom construction is that one has freedom to create or customize almost any detail of the house. The only limits are budget, city code, and imagination. Since I'm a bit of a typography aficionado, I wanted to use an appropriate typeface for the house number. I wanted it to be very geometric and also subtly reflect the cool angles in the facade of the house. Both Futura and Neutra had some of those qualities. I ended up making a custom typeface by tweaking the terminals of the numbers to give it a more angled appearance.

This will show up stamped into the concrete retaining wall next to the street and laser-cut into the steel facade of the house.

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