March 8, 2010

Retro Fonts

(Lennart Wolfert)

I love retro and out-there fonts (like Bauhaus, Broadway, Harlow...), the crazier the better. These fonts are probably some graphic designers worst nightmare. They obviously are not the most functional or versatile fonts out there but they can transform work into something that simple Arial or Times New Roman just can't bring to the table.

This is a cool index of font websites from How Design. My favorites out of the bunch are Font Bros. and Font Diner. I highly recommend checking out some of these - lots of cool stuff to explore. Typography is such a powerful tool in graphic design. It can definitely make or break your work.

An article from Smashing Magazine has great typographic posters to browse through. It really shows how far you can push typography.

Posted by Whitney.


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