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 …

Foam Slime Font Friday – Late Valentine’s Day Edition

Yes, today is oops, six days ago was Valentine’s Day, the American holiday compelling those with partners to give expensive pink and red gifts to their sweetheart(s). Also in the offing: chocolates, flowers, lavish diamond jewelry, marriage proposals. Obligatory! Compulsory! And of course if one does not have a partner(s), one is a failure as …