In the past, my font blogs have consisted of everything from curly Lavanderia to to bold Chunk Five, so today I decided I wanted to focus on something a bit simpler: “everyday” fonts. Let’s go.
Verlag – Verlag is simply beautiful. It is a more arched and modern take on basic typeface Trebuchet, but the many varieties of Verlag allow it to be used in almost everything. This would be an excellent type for a museum exhibit or perhaps a textbook that’s actually compelling.
Landmark Shadow – One of my friends is studying abroad in Germany right now and consistently posts photos on Instagram of Germanic art and architecture. When choosing fonts, I thus found myself drawn to designs that give the impression of being somewhere elegant and artsy. And, boy, does Landmark Shadow get the job done. Its lovely lines are surprisingly legible and remind me of a vastly different time and place.
Bubbler One – My personal feelings about this bad boy are a bit more mixed. For something as, dare I say, “quirky” as Bubbler One, you must be careful where you implement it. Of course, I think you should be aware about all font choices, but this one in particular can be very overused, and put in inane places to boot.
Abel – With clean lines and sharp edges, Abel is a fantastic typeface for subheadings and basic graphic work, but it also feels a bit mystical. Unlike Bubbler One, which is clearly meant to give the reader a sense of other-worldlyness, Abel hints at it without being too overt. Much more suitable for day-to-day design.
Archer – This is by far my favorite font right now. Its rounded edges allow for easy comprehension, but it also shines as a heading. When used alone, Archer is the focal point of any graphic. Despite being a fundamental type, use Archer (and all of these fonts) wisely, or they can be overused and distracting, somewhat akin to my worst enemy, Papyrus.