Time out With Erin: Font Yourself.
I’ve been inspired by typography lately [actually, I’m lying— I’m pretty much inspired by typography ALL the time]. And you know what? Why do graphic designers get to have all the fun? Shouldn’t we all have a little typography in our lives? Yes. Make that a BIG yes. With all caps and 49 exclamation marks. Today, I’m super-inspired by this site right here. A variety of handmade fonts for sale.
But you know what? I’m going to make my own. For $.1.29.
I’m headed to the grocery now and I’m going to spell letters with a sheet of wax paper and a bit of squeezable mustard. I’ll let you know how it goes, but for now— check your grocer’s aisle for some fun tools to create your own “fonts.” Try ketchup, sprinkles, relish [gross!], or even crushed almonds. If you have kids, get them involved. I assure you it will be a messy, but SUPER fun time had by all. Go forth and font yourselves!
[ Time Out is brought to you each Wednesday with contagious enthusiasm from Erin Loechner, Editor @ Design for Mankind. Be good. ]