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NYC Type tells the ongoing story of New York City through the perspective of the letterforms found throughout its streets.
NYC Type tells the ongoing story of New York City through the perspective of the letterforms found throughout its streets.
179 backers pledged $10,106 to help bring this project to life.

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The new NYC TYPE site is live!

We have great news to share: NYC TYPE 2.0 has launched!

Yesterday Daniel and I released the latest version of This is just the beginning, but we are quite happy with the outcome. The design's the reception has been positive, but most importantly the content coming in has been incredible. Over 110 new images have been contributed by viewers since launch!

So, going forward, NYC TYPE is officially home to a steady stream of typographic content from the streets of New York. Visit the site daily for a peek into the city as seen through the eyes of New Yorkers who love letterforms.

That said, don't forget to contribute your own photos. For now all you need is an Instagram account. Simply tag your photos with the #NYCTYPE hashtag and check the site to see them on view in the gallery.

To learn more, visit our About page. For up-to-date news, follow @NYC_TYPE on Twitter. And, if you have questions, please email


To our wonderfully supportive friends…


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1 Day to Go!

Hi, everyone!

Matthew here. Today is our last day on Kickstarter! We have about $5,000 left to raise, which sounds daunting, but I know we can make it with your help!

First, a little video I put together yesterday, and then a few things you can do to help.

So, here's the deal: Daniel and I are super excited, even amidst some Hurricane drama and being behind schedule. We're going to make this happen!


If you’ve already donated, thank you so much! Now, please tell your friends! Let them know that we have one day left on Kickstarter, and to visit Shoot out a tweet for us (@nyc_type) and like / share on Facebook. These efforts all make a huge impact.

If you haven't yet donated, please do so now! If we don't reach our fundraising goal, all donations are rendered null. Please give and share as you're able! 


As you may have seen, we've added previews of some of our donor rewards. 

First, the NYC Type tote: a preview is now online, plus we've added it as a standalone reward for a $40 donation! Personally, I love it and think you will, too.

Then, we have Able Parris’s postcard in! A beautiful, humorous collage inspired by Ms. Sandy. You can get ahold of this as part of the limited edition art postcard set for $50.

And lastly, check out Christopher David Ryan's print at the $75 level. Another colorful, spirited design that will make your walls look extra good. In taxi cab yellow, nonetheless!

That's it for now. Thank you all so much for your support. This is going to be a great project, thanks to all of you. Look out for more updates in the next few days.

Take care,

Matthew Anderson