We talked about typography in ART 234 today, a topic which I have found quite fascinating. Recently I heard about a project to develop a typeface for the city of Chattanooga, TN called "Chatype." It's very interesting to consider how a typeface might influence an entire city.
There are two videos, the one here describing the project and another that goes into the actual production of the typeface. Take a moment to watch if you get a chance.
Chatype: A Typeface for Chattanooga! from D + J on Vimeo.