Lithos was created for the Adobe platform in 1989 by American artist and calligrapher Carol Twombly. Lithos was born of the desire to mimic the geometric lettering seen in the inscriptions of ancient Greek buildings. Twombly didn’t intend to replicate the Greek style exactly, and instead included bold weights, which were never seen in historic Greece. The style of all capital letters was intended for titles only—never body text. This playful and exotic font is recognizable for it’s use in MTV’s logo in the late 80s and early 90s.
Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Lithos. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!
This House Industries tough guy was created in 2007 by Ken Barber. Both bold and simple, this typeface calls back to the darker Medieval ages. It’s chunky lines can make it tough to decipher, but it also makes it the perfect choice for that heavy metal album art or Octoberfest celebration.
Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Blaktur. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!
“Preparing Mentally & Physically Before Tourney Begins” and “Play Like Winners – Look Like Winners” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!
The women’s golf team at Sam Houston State University created custom t-shirts to be worn during their “travel day.” A stop on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas, before heading to the golf course, was the perfect place for the team to bond and prepare for the long tournament days ahead. After stopping at the beach, the team went on to win first place in their tournament!
The varsity basketball teams at Achievement First Brooklyn High School love their new custom shooting shirts. Not only do they warm up before games in the shirts, but they show them off at school on game days as well. The shirts have certainly brought the teams together – they “feel more confident about their game” and have a stronger sense of belonging. They’re now off to the playoffs as the #1 seed!
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