Crushed: Fontacular 2015
Guys. Do you know about Fontacular? Aka, a super awesome time when a bunch of beautiful, awesomely & painstakingly made typefaces go on sale via Monotype? I look forward to it every year—because, I am but a recent grad! This year though, I fell in love with something more than the tempting typefaces: the type specimens.
If you’re a design student, by the time third year rolls around you’ve probably made what feels like a billion type specimens, and you’re thinking: does anybody actually make these things in real life? What is this all for? Well, friends. Behold, the super-cute specimens that design studio Emrich made for the occasion:
Gorgeous, right? In their own words, the design of the series was based on a theme of medieval legends & epic poetry—and epic, they are. I don’t know if it’s my inner nerd, their genius use of the theme to showcase each font, the seamless combination of illustration & type, or the storybook-inspired color story, but I’m in love. Don’t they just make you want to curl up in a chair with an old classic? Or design one? You can see what else husband-and-wife team Emrich is up to on dribbble (where I first found these beauties), if you’re all intrigued now.