January 21, 2014 • Cee • Typography

I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. 

Designed by One by Four Studio.

Need a match? Forget those handy lighters. It’s all about striking a match against a coarse surface to get that fire going! I give you a Matchbook!

What it makes me think of: matches (obviously) and futuristic-ness (whatever that means). I can make a long list of what I associate with it, but I think that’s mainly because of the name. I like the narrowness of the letters. It’s very modern. Everything about it remind me of matches. Ha!

Designed by Lee Batchelor.

Two things Mathilde remind me of: A Very Long Engagement film and how much I wish I remembered the French I learned in high school. Ooh la la!

There is something awfully familiar about this particular font. I swear I’ve seen it actually written out on paper. It sort of looks like my handwriting when I was in fifth/sixth grade or maybe even middle school, but then again, it doesn’t? Maybe?

Designed by David Rakowski.

Chalk is an excellent writing medium. Eraser makes me incredibly nostalgic about chalkboards.

When I was little, I begged my mom for one because I loved writing on it. I loved hearing the clacking of the chalk against the board, feeling the chalk cover your fingers and trying not to get it all over my overalls, and feeling like you’re the teacher in a bedroom full of stuffed animals.

Designed by Dan Gneiding.

Ribbon makes me want to find some and wrap everything in sight. That desk light, ribboned. That book, ribboned. Need a hair-tied? Ribboned.

Much like the Metropolis font I showcased last week, this is perfect for titles (not sentences). I love the details— from the forked-tongue ends to the white line in the letters. For some reason, I’m expecting a surprise when I look at it. If I stare at it, a present wrapped up in ribbons will appear, right? ;D

Which font do you like? What about the commentary? Is four a good number of fonts to showcase? Or should I go back to five?


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16 Responses to “YOU’RE JUST MY TYPE | {2}”

  1. Sarah says:

    Ooh I really like Mathilde! I forgot I had that font already installed, now I need to find an excuse to use it!! It’s a very natural looking handwritten font, which are hard to come by. Ribbon is lovely, too :)

  2. Mathilde looks like a lovely hand-written font! I like it! And RIBBON omg! God knows how many times I used that font for my photoshop works. I think Matchbook can be of great use for my typographies too- definitely adding that one to my font collection. Really love this feature! Great post, Cee! :)

  3. I love how the ‘M’ is written in Mathilda! I think Eraser would work perfect with a scary book quote. When I saw Matchbook, I thought about Cinder so you are right with the futuristic feeling :D

  4. I love that you are doing these posts. I think four is a great number! My favorite is probably Ribbon! It is perfect for titles, it is easy to read but unique.

  5. Missie says:

    I wish I could write like Mathilde all the time!

  6. Alexa S. says:

    I think my favorite of the fonts you’ve picked this week is Matchbook, with Mathilde coming a close second. I will be HOARDING all the pretties! But seriously, great job on the fonts AND the commentary. It’s just the right amount, at least to me.

  7. OMG dude, LOVE the idea of this feature! I’m obsessed with fonts myself, so I totally get you :D

    While I knew most of them before (Ribbon and I have a special relationship), I’ve been on the lookout for some good chalk fonts, and Eraser is nice.

  8. I think four is a good number! I love Ribbon but I think it loses some of its je ne sais quois when it’s in smaller type; it’s one of those I’d stick to using for headers. Matchbook is really nice, too, and definitely gives off a futuristic vibe!

  9. Kelsey says:

    Matchbook and Ribbon are so cute! Ugh, I just want to use all the fonts for all the things.

  10. alice-jane says:

    Loving the selection this week, too! Funny enough, I was thisclose to using Matchbook for my logo but I ended up using something different. Ribbon is an uber cute font and it kinda makes me want to play with ribbons, too.

  11. I’m a bit obsessed with fonts as well. I even blogged about it once earlier, and maybe I’ll do it again. I’ve found some new ones here, yay!

  12. I really love Mathilde. Fancy, sexy scripts just get to me!

  13. Kelly L. says:

    Matchbook and Mathilda looks like my type of font. <3

  14. Annie says:

    I love Mathilde! I have a thing for handwritteny fonts and Mathilde is gorgeous. I love the capital M’s. Ribbon is also a font that I really love! It’s so cute. Matchbook is also really nice. I didn’t think of matches when I first saw it but now considering what you had siad (and the name of course) I totally see it!

  15. Ashley says:

    I love these—thanks for sharing! :D I’m obsessed with fonts too. I have hundreds on my computer!

  16. Four is a good number! I absolutely love the Matchbook font, and Mathilde is also lovely.


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