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New typeface, Cinderblock

Stefan Kjartansson has released a new typeface called Cinderblock.

"If prisons are built with stones of law, then powerful words indeed are built with letters of Cinderblock–the World’s Tallest Typeface. Inspired by masonry and available in eight heights–each version growing approximately 25% taller than the previous–Cinderblock is a brand new typeface designed to achieve maximum vertical coverage."

It's a smart typeface but I particularly like the way typefaces are being launched and showcased these days (GT Cinetype had a rather snazzy website). One part of the YouWorkForThem site is the video, which is short, simple and plays with the type (obviously) alongside sounds. Also it really reminds me of the Birdman intro sequence...!