FontDiscovery 🖼️ 118: Introducing Typogram Community!
Our new community!
Hey Everyone 👋
It's another week of working intensely on the launch🙈. This week, I am focused on getting outreach for our Product Hunt launch next Tuesday, April 25th, at 12 AM PDT.
If you have a Product Hunt account, we would appreciate your upvote and support next Tuesday! Here is our Product Hunt teaser launch page, and you can click "Notify me" to get notified when we launch on Product Hunt.
If your timezone works (Asia or Europe?) and you can support us for the first two hours of our launch by upvoting, that would be amazing! (I've been told these are the magical hours), but if not, that is ok too. I appreciate any support, upvote, or share any time that day!
Also, friends who reached out to help us get the word out about Typogram – thank you!!! It means so much to me - more than you could ever know💕.
Now, I have a surprise! ⭐ I have been working on this in secret. Introducing…
Typogram Community Server
If you enjoy our newsletter, and want to learn more about design, get feedback on projects you are working on, need landing page or logo design critique, or just chatting/co-working in general, feel free to join. It is completely free to join and will remain free, forever… so… make yourself comfortable🌻
Some channels I have created:
landing page critique: for landing/design critique
build in public: Share what you are working on
lounge: general life chats
help-n-feedback: on our newsletters, app, and more
design resources: design resource we publish, getting feedback from you on what resource you need
Check it out, and please let me know what you think! (if you have trouble getting in, let me know too, I’m still fairly new at discord)
This week, enjoy one of my favorite issues on the font Bitter, a great open sourced font perfect for reading on the web.
In This Issue…
Font of the Week: Bitter
Design idea: The Art of Asking Questions
Color Inspiration: Yellowstone National Park
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Font of the Week
Bitter is a highly versatile slab serif designed for optimizing reading experiences online. Bitter is designed with practical principles in mind, and most design choices are made with considerations for digital environments rather than aesthetics.
My favorite design feature about Bitter is the minimal contrast in stroke width. This makes Bitter look contemporary and modern to the eyes while contributing to its overstrength as a screen font for reading.
9 weights with respective italic versions
Low stroke contrast
Great as display or reading font
How to use Bitter for logos?
Bolder versions are perfect for logos. It has a contemporary, objective tone that works for many different projects, especially in the likes of publishing and blogs.
How to use Bitter for marketing and branding?
The lighter styles of this font, like Thin, Extralight, and Light are especially pleasing to the eye. They are perfect for quotes or display-size copies and make the typography on your page look clean and easy on the eye. Because Bitter is optimized for the digital reading experience, the regular and bold versions work fantastically as reading fonts.
Design Idea of the Week
Art of Question
Did you know that, as children, we can ask an average of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5? But as soon as we grow older, we stop asking those questions publicly. This week, check out this helpful guide on the art of asking questions.
Yellowstone National Park
This week, enjoy colors from Yellowstone, USA.
Bronze #C86D04 | Sherbert #FEAF52 | Teal #02A790 | Egyptian #045396
Typography Jargon Buster!
Font style is a particular style of the font within a font family. For example, usually, there is the italic style within a font family - a group of letters with a degree of slant. Font style can come in normal, italic, and oblique. The Normal style is when the text is upright. The italic style is usually calligraphic, cursive-influenced, and slanted. The Oblique style is a slanted version of the Normal style.
Want more typography jargon buster? Check out this post!
Create something with Bitter.
…for reading and hanging out here this week! Bitter is available here.