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Wrap Me, Read Me

I know that Dave from Helveti.ca is finishing up his first book design project over here, so I am shamelessly scooping, and shamelessly stealing these pictures of awesome typofabrics from India, Ink.

Helvetica fabric Condensed numerals

Even though I can barely sew on a button I’ve been fantasizing what I could do if I bought up every stitch of it that this eBay seller could get her hands on, especially once I discovered that she has other kinds as well:

Serif text Newspaper text

Friends, students, admirers, and mockers already know of my vast collection of type-themed t-shirts, but now I’m imagining myself wearing a full suit made out of type cloth. Perhaps all Helvetica, with a nice shirt made out of the serify stuff, and a tie and pocket square made from the numbers? Or at least some sheets and pillowcases. What with the tattoos, the t-shirts, and flights of fancy like this, I realize that I’m on the verge of becoming a Batman villain, albeit one with much more style than this loser. Still, if anyone can make this happen I will be your slave for life.

Of course, I’d much rather have a Cooper Black leather jacket. (Thank you folks, I'll be here all week.)

Comments (5)

1) jean-baptiste levée: maybe you should check this out as well :D http://store.subtraction.com/ (Nov 1, 2006 9:33 AM)

2) India: I love to idea of a Helvetica suit with a serify text face for the shirt--or, better yet, for the vest. (It would have to be a three-piece suit, of course.) And I wish I could think that Typeface was the lamest comic book villain ever, but I know--he's not even close. (Nov 1, 2006 1:08 PM)

3) baital: You DO know at least one person who can sew. (Nov 1, 2006 1:46 PM)

4) Sparky: What, do you suddenly have more free time than I do? (Nov 1, 2006 8:28 PM)

5) baital: Well, I DO have a whole month off from school coming up. I don't know if I could do a whole suit, but a summery short-sleeve button-up might not be out of the question. (Nov 3, 2006 7:23 PM)

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