Lost Type Co-op is one of my favorite sources for beautifully designed typefaces available online for free. Donations are accepted and encouraged to support the designers but you can enter $0 in the amount and download for free if you choose. In this case, Haymaker was designed by Trevor Baum and is a throwback to the lettering of baseball jerseys from the 1930s and 1940s. Next week I’ll be featuring a free printable design featuring this font, so be sure to check back for that, or grab it now and come up with your own!
via: Nick McCosker
I mistakenly read the name of this font as “Carlton” and all kinds of Fresh Prince of Bel Air nostalgia washed over me. But alas, it’s actually Carton, and what it lacks in sweet dance moves, it makes up for in sleek serifs. In fact, the designer describes it as “A strong yet sensitive slab-serif inspired by letterpress.” and I couldn’t agree more. I am loving the arms on that uppercase “T”. You can download it for free here, but donations are accepted/encouraged.
Here’s an example of this font in use, made by the designer himself. No big surprise that a font inspired by letterpress would look so darn gorgeous in letterpress. I don’t even like beer and this poster makes me want one.
hand drawn caligraphy via: Molly Jaques
I am just over the moon about pretty much everything that Molly Jaques does. She posted this sneak peek into a project she’s working on with Nicole of Coral Pheasant and I couldn’t be more jealous of her talent. BRB, practicing my letter forms for hours, you guys.
via Lisa Congdon
I’ve been following Lisa Congdon’s work very closely lately. She’s on a mission to complete 365 days of hand lettering on her blog Today is Going to be Awesome. I loved her submission today and felt the need to share. I’ve never been a huge poetry buff, but I’ve always loved the work of e.e. cummings. It’s like one of those things where your brain can read a sentence eevn if all teh ltteres aer mxied up if teh frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. I think e.e. cummings poetry works in a similar fashion. Sometime the individual sentences don’t make much sense, and you’re not even sure what you’re reading, but somehow in the end, the poem as a whole makes sense to you and leaves you with a profound feeling of understanding.
Let us dance like children of the night. Anyone recognize that movie line? It’s from one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies. Anyway, I digress. Just wanted to share this lovely font nadia serif with you.
The website is in German, but you can view it translated if you’re using a web browser like Google Chrome. The font is free to download although they do ask that you send them a PDF or copy of projects you want to use it in.