Ever find yourself stumped, trying to find the perfect font? The font that’ll provide the overall tone and inspiration for your whole design? Next thing you know, you’re experimenting with a particular word, applying every possible typeface you can think of that might be what you’re looking for, copy and pasting potentials, and generally driving yourself just a little bit crazy, on top of wasting a bunch of your valuable time? (…or is it just me that does that?)
Well, now there’s a tool that may help save some time, and keep you a little more sane. It’s called wordmark.it, and it allows you to preview a word or sentence in all the fonts installed on your computer….
See, now wasn’t that easier?
There were far too many beautiful fonts in 2010 for me to pick just a few favourites…I’m much too indecisive for that. Luckily, I can rely on others to do it for me! For example, Veer has put together a cute slideshow of their creative teams’ top type picks for 2010.
Font Shop has also put together a pretty exhaustive round-up of their top-selling, and most blogged about fonts of 2010…read it here.
Apparently type isn’t just something used to put together words and sentences anymore, nor to create beautiful typographic layouts…for Masashi Kawamura and Itaru Yonenaga it’s also something you wear.
They’ve taken the idea of the iconic T-Shirt one step further, and made actual “T” shirts designed to have the silhouette of 5 famous typefaces: Helvetica, Caslon, Baskerville, Courier, and Cooper Black.
Now this is fashion I could get into:
I think I’ve died and gone to type heaven. You can see the full line-up here, gain a little insight into how Masashi approached the project, and even learn a little about how you might get your hands on your own “T” Shirt in the new year.
[ found via Happiness Is… ]
Some very ingenious Italians over at H-57 Creative Station have designed a series of Star Wars characters entirely out of type…and what’s best, is that each one includes a legend to let us know what type family was used for each component.
They’ve been received so well (by Star Wars and Typography enthusiasts alike) that they’re looking into making them available to the public.
[ Found via I Believe in Advertising ]
Before the month of November (or Movember) is through, I had to share this little gem…
Created by Tor Weeks, from A Girl Named Tor it’s even available for purchase for all you moustache lovers.