One of the greatest things about living in Brooklyn is all the
diversity between each of it’s neighborhoods. The history, architecture,
people and culture all create such vibrant character in all of the
different areas in our borough. As a way of showing my respect for the
folks at The Lost Type Co-Op and my love for Hipstamatic, I’ve chosen
typefaces to represent some of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. Using only
fonts available from losttype.com
photography, I discovered it was a fun way to shine a light on the personality of these dynamic areas.
I love the way the details in this display typeface mimics architectural
elements that can be found throughout historic Clinton HIll. The Pratt
family mansions, carriage houses and brownstones all hold a direct
connection to Brooklyn’s past.
While walking the tree-lined streets of Fort Greene, it is clear to see
the changes the neighborhood has gone through and continues to go
through today. All it’s trendy restaurants, boutiques and parks make it
an exciting place to explore.
Downtown Brooklyn has recently been emerging as a destination, rather
than just home to universities, court houses and expensive condos.
This slab-serif display font fully represents DUMBO in all it’s glory. With it’s waterfront parks, expensive apartments and breathtaking views, DUMBO is home to many digital agencies, creative groups, art galleries and non-profit organizations.
Trendy and hip, Williamsburg is filled with bars, restaurants, shopping
and many new developments. I love how this stylish condensed font
reminds me of skinny jeans.
Park Slope has a character all it’s own — a combination of charming
streets lined with brownstones, and avenues filled with countless
restaurants, shops and bars — it is a great place to spend the day.
Families have come to love this area, as well as the young crowd for
it’s easy commute into the city.
Bedford Stuyvesant has a bad reputation to those who have never
explored it’s alluring streets. It’s diverse mix of students, artists
and creative professionals have influenced the vibe of the neighborhood,
where you can now find some of Brooklyn’s best restaurants.
I know I have left out many of Brooklyn’s other inspiring neighborhoods,
and I hope to continue this project to include more. I already have
ideas for Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Midwood, Bushwick and Red Hook!
Special thanks to Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin — the founders of The Lost
Type Co-Op — for their commitment to beautiful design and affordable