Inspiration Lab


Eames Century Modern
March 22, 2010, 8:34 am
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Mmmmmm there’s a new font from House Industries and I love it! It’s called Eames Century Modern and it’s definitely a good start naming it after two of my fave designers of all times, Ray and Charles Eames who did the most fantastic furniture. I still dream of having the lounge chair in white leather. For now I’ll have to manage with the font which is MUCH cheaper and it’s lovely too. Middle weights look a lot like Clarendon but it’s a lot more usable because of all the different weights.

Check it out here.



Font of the week
September 29, 2008, 9:52 am
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I’m gonna follow up last week’s input with a font along the same lines. It’s Egyptienne designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1956. I love the serifs, so squarely cut, and gives the font a real sense of authority.

Buy Egytienne at Linotype.



Font of the week
September 22, 2008, 8:05 am
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This week’s font is an oldtimer. It was designed in 1953 by Swiss designer Hermann Eidenbenz. The font in question is very close to my heart and although I rarely get to use it I still love it. The font in question is Clarendon, you probably know it from newspapers and such, but you might not be familiar with the Clarendon Light which isn’t used that often. This font has such an elegance to it but at the same time it’s so strong and sturdy. I think if you say something with Clarendon, you really mean it :-) Look at the caps and the numbers which are particularly beautiful, the R is fantastic!

Buy Clarendon at Linotype.



Font of the week
September 15, 2008, 7:37 am
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This week’s input is a little different as it is actually a new font, but I just can’t help myself, I have to feature it. Soho is one of my new fave font families. Shown here are actually two families, the Soho and the Soho Gothic (in thin and light). Both families are designed by Sebastian Lester, Soho came out after 3 years of hard work in 2007 and Soho Gothic came out this year. This family has loads of different weights and it’s very usable. It MIGHT end up being one of my workhorses. You know me, I love the light weights but the heavy Soho font is absolutely stunning too with HUGE slab serifs.

Buy Soho and Soho Gothic at Linotype.



Font of the week
September 8, 2008, 9:42 am
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This week’s typo treat is a bit of a fat ass font. Aachen was designed in 1969 by Colin Brignall and Alan Meeks. I love this font because of it’s heavy but very short slab serifs and the minimal whitespace between letters, it looks particularly good set in a block in caps.

Buy Aachen at Linotype.



Stefán Kjartansson
July 31, 2008, 7:52 am
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If you are looking for a super heavy fat face font look no further. Enter Stefán Kjartansson’s font Black Slabbath (Har-har did you catch the pun?) which was released this winter. It looks really good when it’s set in a tight block.

You can buy the font at You Work For Them where you can also find a lot of other great stuff.



Font of the week
July 28, 2008, 10:31 am
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The Font of the Week is actually two fonts this week but they belong to the same family. Glypha was designed in 1977 by Swiss typedesigner Adrian Frutiger. He is probably best known for the fontfamily named after himself, Frutiger, but I am a bigger fan of Glypha. Especially the thin and light fonts which you see here.

The tall x-height and the big innershapes make it so airy and elegant, while the slab serifs give it a bit of weight and balance. These two fonts are perfect for magazine display type in a huge fontsize!

Buy Glypha at Linotype.