Posts Tagged With typography

A Kiss From Tokyo (2009)

A Kiss From Tokyo is an animated short which acts as a trailer for the book Yuki 7, written by Ada Cole and Kevin Dart about a woman known for her spy skillset and espionage. The animated short embodies this atmosphere of secrecy, sex, and mystery right away with its use of the word “dangerous”…

“On Love”

Cover design for On Love by Alain de Botton This book cover design, made for Alain de Botton’s “On Love”, strikes first with vibrant red and second with a typographic layout that almost feels like it will float off the page. I love the simplicity achieved by relatively complex methods of layout design; the composition…

City Life Book Cover

This book cover for “City Life” by Donald Barthelme caught my eye as I sifted through books at my local book shop. The immediate impression it gave me is that of a city that is alive and bustling with life, as the typeface used in the title resembles a 1960’s style of flashy and invigorating…

Gurkner Jump

Gurkner Jump was released in 2010 and created by Ray Larabie, a Canadian font designer who founded both Larabie Fonts and Typodermic Fonts Inc. Larabie often takes inspiration from “retro” fonts, something which is seen in his Gurkner font family. Larabie’s fonts have been used in multiple big-name video games, like Grand Theft Auto, Mass…

Braisetto

After looking through all the font options on the Adobe Fonts website, I decided on Braisetto, a script font by Adam Ladd. According to the description on Adobe Fonts, it is a “handwritten signature font” and is “designed to look personal”. I couldn’t find a specific publishing date for this font, though I did find…

Quicksand

Quicksand was designed by Andrew Paglinawan in 2008 for Google. It is similar to Sans Serif but much more round. Additionally, it has 4 different boldness levels. I usually use either light or regular boldness. Like most fonts, you can toggle it to be italicized, underlined, and bolded. I chose this font because it has…

Vendetta

John Downer designed the font, Vendetta, in 1999. Vendetta is included in the serif font family because of its slight edgy appeal. The font, Vendetta, comes from a multitude of old school and new school ideas. A combination of the Incunabula period and Modern day designs, Vendetta’s overall character has a mix of both worlds.…

Mrs Eaves

The font, Mrs Eaves, was designed in 1996 by Zuzana Lick, a graphic designer from Czechoslovakia. I initially found this interesting as a large part of my family is from this part of Europe as well! Lick designed Mrs Eaves as an original attempt at a traditional typeface. The font has been described, at times,…

DIN 2014

DIN 2014 is a sans-serif typeface in the “grotesque” or industrial style and was designed by Paratype in 2014. DIN is an acronym for Deutsches Institut fur Normung (German Industrial Standard). This contemporary design is based on a revival of the DIN 1451 typeface, which was designed in 1931 originally for industrial uses. This new…

TypeWriter

This general font was designed by Joel Kaden and Tony Stan in 1974. It was designed to mimic typewriters. The difference between this typewriter font and normal typewriters is that the letters don’t share the same width and it is easier to read. The font was widely used between the 1980s and 1980s.     The…

Blenny

Blenny, designed by Spike Spondike from the typeface design studio Dalton Maag, was created in the year 2014. It is characterized by its bold and curvaceous design, which gives a a rather retro feel. The thick dark lines gives the font a strong presence. However, the font also gives off a friendly and stylish appearance…

Reenie Beanie

This font, Reenie Beanie, is a playful, loose look created by the talented James Grieshaber. It is based on handwriting, more particularly a ball-point pen look. It is a font that can be used for more casual messages. One piece of information that I enjoyed is that with a little imagination, this font can be…

Tornac

Tornac was designed by French type designer and calligrapher, Jeremie Hornus, between the years 2008 to 2014. Tornac is described as a spontaneous calligraphic font with a pleasing, rhythmic flow, underscored by the controlled movements of a skilled calligrapher. Its wide proportions lend an air of elegance. I choose this typeface because the style is…

Futura

Futura is a font designed by Paul Renner in 1927. It is a more contemporary approach to the complex and intricate designs that were common at the time, as the font is entirely based on geometric forms. He was inspired by the Bauhaus movement, embracing the beliefs of modernity. The design of Futura helped usher…

Metalista

The font that I chose is “Metalista”, designed by Tomáš Brousil in 2008. Tomáš Brousil founded Suitcase Type Foundry in 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic, the independent type foundry creates retail and custom fonts. The font is part of the blackletter typeface which was used in Gutenburg’s bible, one of the first mass printed books…