Well I’m sure you’ve probably heard by now, but last month Coldplay’s highly anticipated 5th album Mylo Xyloto was released, and its very good! I’m not a huge Coldplay fan, but do like their stuff, so have a listen to the album if you haven’t already. Anyway, the music isn’t what this post is about, its about the album artwork, in particular the typeface. It was a custom font made specifically for the album, and thus has not been released, but I think its a really great piece of work. It is big, blocky and elegant at the same time, I really like the use of the outlines as well, it allows you to keep sight of the superb graffiti photography in the background.
As you do when you see a great piece of type, I googled it, and as I mentioned before I couldnt find the actual typeface. Instead found a fan remake of it, although it hasn’t been fully completed yet, it is a great stab at it and he’s got pretty much all of the letters exactly the same. The font is aptly named Every Truetype is a Wisefont, after the recent Coldplay single, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, released from the album. The font is available on DaFont, and its free so you may as well give it a download.
In honor of this great piece of work, I decided to re-make it, the differences are incredibly subtle, only a trained designers eye will notice the differences obviously and if you don’t notice them its ok, its not your fault.