(Rainbow) Flag Font Friday

In-person LGBTQIA+ celebrations may be cancelled this year, but a new(ish) typeface can soothe your wounds with rainbow colored curves and strokes. Behold: the typeface “Gilbert.” [Update] I’m getting some formatting errors in this post, so here’s a link to the original article: https://www.typewithpride.com/ On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic …

Fairbanks, Flagstaff, Fresno, Florida, Fairfield, Falmouth, Fayette, Fargo, Fort Worth Font Friday

Andy Murdock is co-founder of The Statesider: “The most interesting US travel stories, delivered directly to your inbox.” Here he writes about the 222 fonts he found with names associated with US states. The United Fonts of America Before 1984, I had never encountered the word “font.” Then a Macintosh computer showed up in my …

‘F is for The Flash’ Font Friday

Alphabet created by Simon Koay, from SimonKoay.com: Superbet ‘Superbet’ is a typographic exploration of alphabet design by reimagining each letter of the alphabet as everyone’s favourite superheroes and supervillains. Each letter has been created with inspiration from characters who share that same initial in their name.These would be great for kids, or as CNet put it, “perfect for any bedroom wall or …

Foot Font Friday

A lot of people seem to get type tattoos on their feet. Judging by images online, most of the tattoos are on women, and are inspirational (“Live Laugh Love,” or a serotonin molecule labeled “Stay Positive”). Some are foot-specific (“These feet are made for dancing”) and a few are names (“Amanda”). Many of them use the …

Family vs Variable Font Friday

The fearsome Hydra provides a handy illustration of current vs. future trends in digital typography. Current: typeface “families” with a different cut for each style: e.g. 8 pt/12 pt/ 18 pt, thin/regular/bold, condensed/regular/expanded, etc., and combinations thereof. (“Cut” refers to the metal type of yore, in which the master for each style was literally cut …

Fake Font Friday 1

Just a quick visual so you know why their handwriting looks like that: Not to be confused with my posts Fake Font 2, Fake Font 3 or Fake Font 4. Link to larger size. Created by Orion Champadiyil (web, Twitter).

Fonting while Queer Font Friday

In-person LGBTQIA+ celebrations may be cancelled this year, but a new(ish) typeface can soothe your wounds with rainbow colored strokes. Behold: the typeface “Gilbert.” [Update] I’m getting some formatting errors in this post, so here’s a link to the original article: https://www.typewithpride.com/ On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag …