Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Text is Hold 'em

P22 Playing Cards

Back in 2004, P22 produced a specimen deck of cards that featured 52 different fonts on a standard regulation deck of playing cards. These were gobbled up quickly, so we held a contest to have guest designers complete a second deck. Briefly lost in the vortex of too many other things, deck #2 is finally finished with all new designs and, dare we say, it’s even better than the first one!

While supplies last, you can get a deck free with any purchase of $100 or more. Just order anything over $100 and add the "card bonus” to your shopping cart and we will send you the cards! If you don't think that's a good enough excuse to buy a bunch of fonts, we will offer the decks for sale at $10 each plus shipping. Supplies are limited and as black market prices for the first deck indicate, this is a good price indeed.
If you just want to look at the cards, try out the flash viewer here

Monday, June 02, 2008


P22 Cigno is a new digitization of the 1950s Italian typeface by Aldo Novarese for the Nebiolo foundry. This semi-formal script has a definite mid-century European flavor suitable for menus, invitations and poster work. Along with the accurate rendition of the regular weight, designer Colin Kahn has added a lighter companion font for another variation on Cigno. Both fonts feature a full Western European character set.

Buy the set of 2 fonts for $29.95. No, scratch that. For the first month, we’ll offer both fonts for the price of 1- only $19.95. OK, now you have to buy them! Offer good until June 30, 2008