Archive of ‘Typographie & Designer Niche’ category
Seeing I’ve been intense in the couponning department, I was laughing when I saw this infographic about the profiles of a coupon user. I have to admit, I’ve gone through pretty much every stage …
after 6 months of intense couponning, I’d like to consider myself a perfect blend of all 3 (clearly not a newbie anymore). Let’s just say I adapt myself to the current weekly sales with my binder in hand. What profile are you?
Via | CouponCabin.com
Maybe it’s because I always have a soft spot for vintage rose, but I am LOVING this new font by Cadson Demak named Kurry. It reminds me of vintage ice cream / sweet shop. With a variety of weights and glyphes with pretty leg extensions (yes, I just made up that term) it makes this a go-to font for designers (or anyone for that matter)
Ah… Kurry, how you are on my list of to-buy fonts. Can’t wait to play with this font. To see a cute video about the flexibility of this typeface, click here.
[ Available at My Fonts ]
As the message says, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you will celebrate this day of love in full force. Personally, I’m not a heart day kinda person, but that could be because I’m a designer and dislike the whole marketing aspect behind the day or it could also be because I would rarely get cards or carnations in our ‘secret admirer’ swap. Made me feel a little left out. Sure I don’t have to worry about that now, seeing I’m married… so I might have to suck it up just a little and start celebrating it for my kids. (Clearly too young now)
My best friend Mel is ALL ABOUT today… she loves today so much she’s tried to convert me one too many times. She keeps telling me how could I not love a day dedicated to chocolate, hearts and food. I guess if you put it that way… it’s not so bad. Her father even serves them heart-shaped raviolis. (even now when clearly she isn’t a child anymore) It’s more of a family celebration and tradition then it is a couple thing and that I can do.
Do you go all out for Valentine’s day?
And for those who are liking the font above, it’s called Treasury Pro!
I’m sure you’ve seen this book before and if you haven’t then you are up for a treat (especially if you are a typography lover like me). It’s an super cute illustrated activity book to help you (or others) understand typography lingo.
Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an activity book for typographers illustrated in a nostalgic vintage style to give it a sweet and childlike look. The book is packed with activities, ranging from silly to hard core nerdiness. It’s great to test your skills on and to learn new things while having fun. Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?
Honestly, I think my kids will hate me. I’d be one to buy each of them one of these to teach them at an early age the important of typography. Hell to the NO there won’t be an use of Comic Sans in my household. Oh I can forsee complex typography discussions. hehe.
When I look for sans-serif fonts, I also try and choose ones that have multiple weights. It makes design much more interesting and allows you to keep the design well rounded. Today, I am featuring Andes from Latiotype. It comprises 8 variants, ranging from Thin to Black, each of the same x-height. This typeface contains additional italic glyphs (a, y, z, g) that help to emphasize text or words. Pretty isn’t it?
Available on MyFonts
I know I’ve been featuring calligraphy type fonts lately, but they are so pretty. I’m sure you can’t really use it for everything in design, but for wedding elements like invitations and maybe some girly packaging this font will work.
Carolyna is an elegant, yet whimsically handwritten calligraphy font that was created with readability in mind. It uses open-type features to assist with letter flow and to give each creation that modern, hand-lettered touch. There are over 1000 characters and many stylistic alternates to choose from. I personally love all the fun swashes to give headings a little something extra.
I promise to feature serifs and sans serifs in the upcoming spotlights.
[ My Fonts ]
I thought I would start sharing typography again on the blog. Fonts make me so happy and while I work with fonts all day, I want to share my finds with you (in case you are font lovers as well) Today I am featuring Anne Bonny from Melle Diette. It’s a bodoni inspired typeface with feminine touches with swashes, ornaments and additional glyphes. Available for download on My Fonts
Image via : Typedia
I’ve been wanting to start a design crush series to showcase some of my ultimate favorite graphic designers. I think it will be interesting to share designers I like. I’m sure in the end, they probably have a similar style as me, or one I would thrive to have. I’m kickstarting the series with australian designer Jo Kilma of The Darling Tree and August Empress.
I found her work through her dribbble account and have been a fan since. Her signature style is what makes her so amazing. She combines beautiful colors, textures and uses her own illustrations in her work. Unique. Her attention to detail blows me away and I secretly want to become her friend. There I said it.
You might of more of her work around the webs or maybe you’ve used some of her freebies. Show some lovin’ by commenting on her blog, or by following her on twitter.