This is the ninth edition of our monthly type specimen poster project!
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
Perhaps one of the most fortuitous posters in the collection, this design features Columbus, a typeface designed by Herman Ihlenburg in 1892. The typeface was originally designed for lead type but was quickly translated for wood as well. This typface was used as the basis for the original Cracker Jack logo so we made the poster using the lyrics from one of the most iconic Americana songs in history that also happens to mention this classic snack. We used linoleum cuts from the Selikoff collection of baseball players to add some action and showcase other aspects of the collection.
Each poster in this series consists of a pangram, a sentence that contains all the letters in the alphabet, showing off a different typeface from the Jon Selikoff Collection here at IS Projects.
5% of all proceeds from this projects will go to the Greater New York Chapter of the ALS Association in Jon’s memory to raise awareness and fund research for a cure!
Printed in June 2019