Online Font Libraries

For the different typefaces I decided to go with Google Fonts because they have a wide variety and it’s very easy and accessible to all.

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I chose two typefaces – Monserrat and Slabo. A serif and sans serif. Just common knowledge they both are very complimentary to each other.

I decided to type out “Typography Fall 2016” as a heading with each typeface accordingly and they complimentary.
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In looking at text as a whole with chunks you can see the statement above continues to prove true.

 

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8th blog post : Online font libraries.

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While on Google Fonts found it really fun messing around with the different serif and sans-serif fonts and how they look when combined. Above is a combination of the Anton font found on google fonts and Google Fonts’ Slabo font. I feel like Anton’s thick, sans-serif letters add a nice contrast to Slabo’s thin serifs. I could definitely see myself using this combination in future projects.

Online Font Libraries

I researched both Google Fonts and Typekit for this blog post assignment. I went ahead and chose Typekit to talk about further.

Typekit is a part of the adobe creative cloud, therefore, it is not free like Google Fonts. At first I thought that Typekit would be similar to Font Squirrel or Dafont, but I was wrong. Typekit is used mainly for web fonts, like webpage design, or in your applications such as indesign or illustrator. Once you purchase the font, it will show up in your font library and you can use it at any time as long as you have the adobe creative cloud.

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When using Typekit, you search for the font that you like, and when you click on it, you can experiment with the words that are showcased in the font that you chose. These fonts are created by actual type designers, so you can be sure that the spacing and sizing is true. That is a huge advantage of using Typekit rather than Google Fonts.

When looking for two fonts to use together in a webpage design, I always think of sans serif fonts for the title, and then more of a serif font for the body text. Bold fonts are more valuable online than thin fonts because of the contrast from the bright screen. For this post, I did some research and found that I liked the combination of Quatro for the Title, and vendetta for the body text.

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I chose Quatro because of its bold letters and I really liked the “g.” I felt that the serif font, vendetta, balanced out the bold of the title and would be easy to read in a paragraph. I was also attracted to the old-style numbers that the font had.

Online Font Libraries

I decided to use Google Fonts to choose my typefaces. I’ve used Adobe Typekit before, but more often, Google Fonts. Google Fonts is great, because you have so many options to try out and you can narrow them down easily by choosing specific characteristics in the sidebar. I found that Merriweather and Raleway work well together. Merriweather is a darker, serif typeface, while Raleway is a light, sans serif typeface. I like the balance between the thickness of Merriweather font, with the thin & smooth Raleway tyepface.

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Typekit- Mr. Eaves

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The two online fonts I feel that work well together are Mr. Eaves Roman Small caps and Mr. Eaves Roman Lining. I would use these fonts together for either a high class restaurant or  fashion company. When I look at Mr. Eaves small caps I get a ritzy vibe; this font is used to show money and class. I think the tail on the Q is a great example of the mood of this font.  I can see these two fonts being used on a website or a magazine, but not a poster. These fonts would also look very nice on a business card.