Ghee that was quite an interesting discussion yesterday. Enjoyed it very much.
To answer one of the questions straight ahead:
Yes you can mix fonts.
Actually you somehow want to mix fonts.
Guess everybody knows by now that we need different fonts to get our message out. The right font is part of the message and helps us to communicate with our readers. Read the rest of this entry
Today we do it the elegant way. I have decided to talk a bit about an old style serif font.
The font’s name is:
Sabon has been created by the German typographer and calligrapher Jan Tschichold in 1967.
The font bases on the famous Garamond-font, but Tschichold made it more legible. At that time typesetting didn’t happen on computers, as we know it. Printers used so called phototypesetting machines. Major systems were Monotype and Linotype and by creating the Sabon Tschichold made sure that reproduction on both systems were brought to the same standard. Read the rest of this entry
Now and then when I explore new fonts I joke around and tell my friend that it is to me like exploring a candy shop. Lately my friend Roy A. Ackerman of The Adjuvancy, LLC (give him a like on Facebook) told me, that he doesn’t fancy candy so much but rather chocolate.
Ok Roy, this font is for you!
It is called Chocolate Drops – please be careful while eating, and brush your teeth afterwards.
Today’s font is a very lovely font, really suitable for this lovely first day of spring we are experiencing in Berlin. My friend Laura made me aware of that font. It was stored in my font-library and yet our paths haven’t crossed yet. Thanks Laura – btw. Laura is the writer of a fantastic blog “Vodka Logic” – if you can spare a minute, step by and say hi!
And now we are saying hi to Harrington:
There are tons and tons of information all around us.
You stumble over posters at the bus stop, the neon sign at the barber shop is pointing out the service, the internet is full of it.
All information is transported with signs, letters, fonts.
You might not think that the way a sign is design is of any importance.
But it is!
And you have to chose the font to transport your information carefully.
Now you might hesitated and think: “How do I know that the font is appropriate?”
Certainly a matter for the expert – the graphic- and media designer or typographer.
There are two reasons – maybe some more – why you should have a little knowledge about this subject too.
First as the customer you are the one who has to make the final decision.
Second – when creating something like an invitation, writing a letter or an application – you have to make the decision all on your own.
Even if your text program offers you a font, you don’t have to feel obligated to use this. Read the rest of this entry
Did you write your Christmas cards already?
Print them with your computer?
So maybe you get a little inspired by our fonts.
I have to admit I am a real font junkie.
Exploring my suitcase of fonts is like being in a candy store and sometimes I just can’t decide which candy I should eat.
So I asked a friend of mine, Miss Petra N. about her favorite font.
I was pleased that she didn’t come around with fonts like Arial. Well done girl!
She brought some very interesting fonts up.
Today’s topic is one of the fonts she mentioned.
So please welcome:
Remember the good old typewriter.
My Dad used to have a mechanical one. I still have that click-clack of the keys in my ear.
Completely different to the keyboard of a computer
Later on my Dad got an electrical one. Much quicker to type with.
First essay in university has been written with such a typewriter.
Loved it, but hated that I had to rewrite every page where I did a mistake.
Computer was such a big step forward for me.
Anyway, guess everybody knows that typewriters used a special font. This font is our font of the week. It is called:
Another font of the week, this time a bit more detailed after the spooky fonts of Halloween.
We are going to talk about an old font and one of my favorites:
Arnold Bocklin is a very old font.
It was designed by the German type-fondery Otto Weisert in Stuttgart.
Designed means in this case that Otto Weisert, who worked as typographer too, created this font for the usage in hot metal setting, the old fashioned way. Read the rest of this entry
Are the invitations for the Halloween Party already send out?
If not, you might get inspired by some Halloween fonts.
I won’t go that much into detail with the Halloween fonts.
The purpose for these fonts is to have some spooky or decorative ones for invitations or posters.
All of them are not suitable for mass texts
You might want to use them for headlines too. Read the rest of this entry
Isn’t that a lovely name for this subject?
I love it.
Today’s font is the favorite one of Michèle Taylor, a coach, facilitator and trainer based in the UK.
Her favorite font is a very new font called Calibri.
Calibri is a very young font.
It was designed in 2005 by Lucas de Groot, a Dutch type designer.
Luc de Groot is also the designer of the famous font family Thesis. Read the rest of this entry
With my first post on this subject I asked you about your favorite font. I am still asking you.
Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite font.
Wendy Wise of facilitutors told me about her favorite font.
It is Lucida Handwriting.
So we will have a closer look at this also wonderful font.
Today I am going to start a new series about fonts.
I’ll call it font of the week, although the posts will be kind of irregular, I’ll guess. There are so many subjects to blog about. So I’ll try to post once a week on a font.
You can tell me your favorite font in a comment or via my facebook-page .
Why? – Because I will be talking about those fonts you will be telling me, in a future post.
Since we are starting today, I am the one to chose.
My favorite font is “Bauhaus”.
The design of Bauhaus is based on a prototype created in the middle of the 20s of last century by Herbert Bayer, who was a graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director and architect. Bayer taught at the famous Bauhaus of Dessau. Read the rest of this entry