Thick Block Revival Typeface
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Thick Block is a typeface revived from an old specimen especially for the Brooklyn Sandwich Society in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.
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Thick Block Revival
Bringing an old typeface back to life for The Brooklyn Sandwich Society
The "@" symbol wasn't around when Thick Block was born so many years ago. The revival features an unorthodox, but fitting interpretation. The Brooklyn Sandwich Society welcomed the oddity with open arms.
Early sketches of the new "@" symbol show one variation that did not make the cut.
Photo credit: "Prison Ship Martyrs Monument: Fort Greene Park" courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York
Photo credit: "Traveling Tin Shop" by Berenice Abbot (1898-1991) courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.
Photo credit: "DeKalb Avenue & Navy Street" circa 1955 Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
THICK BLOCK IN PRINT
Business card designs by Melissa Gorman of Company Standard and The Brooklyn Sandwich Society.