There’s a whole
world universe out there that unless you’re in the design industry – or close to it – looks like just another Calibri or (dare I even write it) Comic Sans Serif world to you. Or for those still not sure, Times New Roman-esque.
It takes about 0.5 seconds of looking around for a ‘nice’ font to become a fully fledged Font Junkie.
Send me an email using Arial default? Good thing you can’t see me scoffing.
I haven’t slept more than a few hours in days, and when I do find the strength to tear myself away from the free downloads page at fonts.com, I dream in Pinto Handlettered or GT Eesti Pro Display Medium (old Soviet typeface resurrected for the western world’s pleasure).
In a nutshell, a typeface is a group of fonts all in the same style, such as Garamond. The font is each variation of the typeface such as Garamond Light and Garamond Italic. How great is this one from Under Consideration (link below)?
If you’re interested in falling into a massive hole of blackout time where minutes have become hours without you realising, check out these pages:
fonts.com I never knew this website was about to replace eating, showering and sleeping.
under consideration cool beyond words.
Aerial Bold – two guys created fonts based on what the built world looks like from 400m in the sky.
The University of Northern Texas has more to worry about than its font.
For the super-enthusiast… Spector captures real life typefaces and colours and transfers them directly to InDesign.
One of my favourites, Playfair:
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.