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Saturday Lettering Project

Saturday Lettering Project

A “good problem” to have is a lot of client work, but the flip side is I have seriously been neglecting this space!  As such, I want to share a fun little project I did just for fun.

This past weekend I had a little time to myself, as my wife was traveling and my kids were with their grandparents for an overnight. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t responsible to anyone else but myself, and I have to admit, it was kind of strange, and kind of glorious.  I had plenty on my to-do list, but since these occasions are so rare, I just ran with the recurring thought that kept coming back to me.

I MUST CREATE!

Full disclosure: Lettering is newer to me, but I really love it, and there is inspiration everywhere! Here are a few pics of my process.

I was really liking how it was turning out, so I took it one step further, making a digital version and mock-up.

I MUST Create - Framed

More disclosure: I have begun contemplating a move to find some studio space downtown where I can have all my art supplies laid out and a more permanent set up with my computer.  If and when I do, this little piece with probably be the first one I hang. 🙂

 

 

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Leathery

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Leathery

Leathery is a very unique, handmade vintage font created by Ramandhani Nugraha. It is available as a bundle, with 3 different fonts with total 402 glyphs as well as a vector pack.

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Leathery evokes a earthy feelings with its organic lines and subtle curvature.  This typeface would fit well paired with nature images, though it also works nicely within the grunge realm.  Its creator, in fact, claims motorcycle inspiration.

Glyphs

Vector Pack

 

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Fantastic Free Font Friday: Arca Majora

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Arca Majora

I am personally a sucker for clean bold typefaces, and this week’s selection is no exception. Arca Majora is a sans serif typeface created by designer Alfredo Marco Pradil. It began as an uppercase latin alphabet drawing exercise, but its popularity lead to further development including punctuation, accents and additional language support.

Arca Majora

Like the previously featured Kilogram font, Arca Majora is high impact with its bold and geometric presentation. The font can be downloaded and used free of charge for both non-commercial and commercial work.

Arca Majora Glyphs

 

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Fantastic Free Font Friday: Euphoria Script

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Euphoria Script

It snowed last night.  I was listening to Christmas music pretty much all day.  The seasons are changing and I am getting into the holiday spirit.  It may be a touch early, but I am I have no problems with it, and thought it might be nice to feature a festive script that fits the Holiday Season.

Euphoria Script is an informal script type created by Sabrina Lopez of Typesenses, a types & crafts is a foundry created in 2009. The typeface began with letterform sketches made by hand with a copperplate nib, which were redrawn digitally with the stroke endings of a brush script. This makes the type seem playful, which is important in casual scripts. It has very fast curves, thanks to the slight slant angle, but it remains highly legible.

I love this font because it just feels so celebratory. It works fantastically for titles and short phrases and would be an excellent typeface for content about food, fashion, music or anything which is animated, cheerful or refreshing.

Euphoria Script Sample

 

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The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Atreyu

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Atreyu

Just in time for halloween, we have a nicely versatile font perfect for a spooky-classy presentation. Atreyu is a contemporary textura blackletter inspired from Gothic Illuminated Manuscripts of 14th century Germany.  Atreyu was designed by Greg Eckler, a graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist living and working outside of Washington, DC.  He is also a professor of graphic design at The Art Institute of Washington.


Happy Halloween

 

Atreyu is quite versatile, and in the words of its creator, “nothing can say Heavy Metal to Happy Holidays like a good old fashion blackletter.” Once again, although it is a free font, donations are always welcome.

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The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Universum

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Universum

One of the fun aspects of typography is that it allows you to just play. This week’s font is one that is definitely fun to play with. Universum, was also created through play. This free font was created by Prague-based graphic designer JAF 34, who wanted to create his own typeface based around the circle and variations on it.

Universum - Glyphs

Universum would be great for posters or other print design; and comes in both OpenType and TrueType versions. It is a free font, though donations are always welcome.

Universum - Samples

 

The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Airbag

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Airbag

This week’s selection is a trendy font often associated with coffee shops and organic foods. Airbag is a slab-serif typeface perfect for headlines. This free version only has uppercase letters and numbers, but will definitely make an impact.

Airbag Sample

This font would be great for headlines in larger sizes. The dramatic impact is lost once scaled down.
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The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Glamour

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Glamour

Like fashion? Like high-end? This week’s font is for you! Ironically, it is free! Glamour is a wonderful free font created by French graphic designer Hendrick Rolandez. The design includes a set of 24 fonts, from light to bold, with more than 200 unique characters for each font.

Glamour Sample

This font would be great for anything in the fashion world or high-end advertisements and marketing materials. Overlay taglines over high quality model shots for a professional and stunning presentation.

Glamour Sample
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The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Nexa Rust

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Nexa Rust

This week features an amazing and beautifully designed package, Nexa.  It is easy to get lost for hours playing and experimenting with this versatile font, or rather, fonts.

Nexa Rust was created by Fontfabric designers Radomir Tinkov, Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova and Vasil Stanev. These creator describe it as a”multifaceted font system consisting of font sub-families Sans, Slab, Script, Handmade and Extras. Each of these sub-families contains a number of font weights which have a characteristic warm, rough look and display a few degrees of saturation.”

Nexa Rust Overview Nexa Rust Food Samples

Nexa Rust Samples

 

This font would be great for creative advertisements and would work well for headlines and taglines.  It is a lot of fun mixing and matching as these fonts work incredibly well together.

 

 

The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Bisurk

Fantastic Free Font Friday: Bisurk

This week’s Fantastic Free font is “Bisurk” created by Logan Mata of Hollow Font Studio. Bisurk features 73 glyphs and an ultra light weight.

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Light weight fonts have become very popular not only because the are often very elegant but also because they can save space in a design, allowing for more information in a limited space. Light weight font can also can be tricky because of readability, so sizing up would be a good idea for this type of font. This font would be suited for headlines and taglines in websites, posters, postcards and other print media.

Bisurk - Glyphs

 

The fonts featured on www.rthr3e.com are their authors’ properties and at time of publishing are known to be free. Please take note of any pertinent readme files and license details available with downloads. If no license is indicated it is that information was not readily available.

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