A Typographic Tour of Sheffield

I finally got round to sending off an SAE for a free copy of this. It’s a guide to the points of typographic interest around the city, starting from London Road and finishing on Devonshire Green. The tour takes in both iconic examples that you’ll recognise and some that need a bit more detective work to spot.

A Typographic Tour of Sheffield

A Typographic Tour of Sheffield

The guide is by the people behind the beautiful Our Favourite Places book. And for the price of a couple of stamps, it’s definitely worth getting your hands on: send Eleven an SAE and they’ll pop one in the post.

Oh, and if you’re into Sheffield typography then Sheftype is also worth following.


Sheffield food box

A box of Sheffield food delights

Some relatives are moving back up to Sheffield so we decided to make them a little welcome home present:

Sheffield food box

Sheffield food box

They are into their food so we wanted to show them some of the best food and drink brands in the city. After crowdsourcing the best Sheffield food products on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, we had plenty of suggestions for what to include. This is what made it into the box:

We also threw in a copy of Our favourite places guide to Sheffield and wrapped the box in postcode wrapping paper from the Museums Sheffield shop. The present was given last weekend and went down very well.

Some Bassett’s allsorts would have also fitted in there nicely, as well as perhaps some fresher items like Fancie cupcakes. Were there any other Sheffield goodies that we missed?

Sheffield food box

Sheffield food box

Sheffield on Twitter – April 2010 update

Twitter latest

Here are this month’s additions to the list of Sheffield people and organisations of interest on  Twitter. The full directory can be found on the Sheffield Twitter users page.

There is also a Twitter list of people and organisations in Sheffield in Twitter.

Sheffield words – retweeting your words for Sheffield to support the culture bid

Eve Wood – director of Made in Sheffield and the Beat is the Law films

Quality time volunteering

James O’Hara – founder of Threads at @dqsheffield and one of the Tramlines organisers

Boots for Africa – Sheffield FC charity

Site art gallery

Museums Sheffield

Crystal peaks shopping centre

Sheffield now – a community interest company, giving children and young people a voice in the design of their environment

Our favourite places – independent guide to the best of Sheffield

Daily geographer – geography blog

South Yorkshire police

The Grind – Kelham island coffee shop

Raw talent – Iain Hodgson’s new music show on BBC Sheffield

Nick Clegg – Sheffield Hallam MP and Liberal democrat leader

Nicola Bates – Prospective Conservative MP for Sheffield Hallam

Me pod – maternity clothes that look beyond the bump

White house physio

CND removals –  removal company

Sheffield university’s theatre and performance festival

Sheffield university staff cricket club

Swallownest baptist church

ITS Sheffield – IT services

Visualis – TV, film and video production

Tim Cleasby – photographer

4 networking Hillsborough – networking in Hillsborough

JCI Sheffield – personal development organisation

Cats for peru – band

TDC – events and video

Snooker skills – not for profit social enterprise to help disadvantaged groups through snooker

Forced entertainment – group of six artists

Sweet theatre – handmade sweets

Walkabout bar

Chariband – promotion and fundraising social enterprise

ESP projects – social enterprise providing ICT services to the social economy

If you want to be listed on it then follow @sheffieldblog, get in touch or comment below.