Tag Archives: Fonts

Will Luxo Jr. ever be held responsible for its malicious letter smashing?

Paulville MOCs is no stranger to our pages, racking up almost as many hit creations as the Emeryville, CA-based animation studio Pixar. This little scene perfectly captures the multi-jointed lamp Luxo Jr and the distinctive company font with long serifs formed by partial clip connections and bit of flex tube.

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Wondering what the letter “I” looked like before it got squashed by that devious lamp? Paulville’s got you covered.

The prominent minifigure torso in the lamp is the latest Iron Forge seed part being used by builders the world over in the latest free for all round. Our own Ben Stenlund recently used some to great effect as birdhouses.

When typography is on point, bricks become words

Jonas Kramm, whose way of seeing LEGO bricks has delighted us so many times, has simply done it. And by that I mean he’s literary created “it” with a handful of bricks and curved slopes. This is a fine example of an antique neoclassical font… heavy lines with sharp ends and gorgeous serifs.

TheNewBlack - Typography

If you like this creation by Jonas as much as we do, check out his other builds for “The New Black” project on our favorite parts-obsessed blog New Elementary, where Jonas explores the unlimited possibilities of modified and unusual parts, like paint rollers which he used to create some stunning antique street lamps.