Font Friday: Azola

I've been taking some time off from blogging because of a hectic schedule, no school for the kiddo means less time for me to blog... I know, excuses, excuses but that is reality. Anyway, I'm back today with a really amazing font called Azola



Azola is available in three styles: Azola (outline), Azola Za (shaded), and Azola La (solid). I really like the way the outline style looks filled in with color in the above image. I'm guessing that is done by hand, but I think you could also make a live paint object in AI, right? Anyway, I think this font would be great for larger areas of text like a name on a birth announcement. It is available from MyFonts.com.

You can check out some of my latest picks in my #FontFriday gallery on MyFonts.com?  Just click HERE.




images via MyFonts.com


Minted Design Challenge : Joy To The World

UPDATE: 
Minted cut the number of submissions from about 2700 to 1170... that's more than 1500 designs cut! Luckily most of mine made it through to the final voting round and now I am asking for your help! I need you to go rate some designs! And not just mine, so it's legit...
Here are my designs:

You can also sort by designer, then look for "Paper Dahlia"...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
 






So this is what I've been up to the last few weeks in my spare time... hence the lack of posting here! "Why would you spend so much time on this?" you may ask... Well, the first place award is $7000!! And as anyone in the stationery business knows, holiday is where it's at! This year because of the high number of submissions, they are doing a two round voting process... I'll be hitting you all up for votes in the second round, but if you have some free time you should check out the other submissions and rate some designs.

Font Friday: Idlewild

First of all I would like to apologize for the serious lack of posts recently! The big Minted holiday challenge has been going on for the last month; I have been completely engaged in designing holiday cards (more to come on that). Now, on to Font Friday!!




A new font was released this week, Idlewild by Hoefler & Frere-Jones. I know it's not as exciting as a new calligraphy typeface but this one is sure to be seen everywhere and soon... H&FJ are the same folks that brought us Archer in case you had any doubts. 

H&FJ says: 
"For the longest time, we've been reaching for a typeface that wasn't there. We knew it was something spare and tranquil, its letterforms reaching ambitiously outward, and we could hear it speaking in hushed but captivating tones. We imagined it as industrious, combining space-age optimism with the confidence and composure of a master craftsman. We could see the typeface among the realm of satisfying things, objects designed not merely to be used but to be enjoyed: a well-balanced knife, a performance engine; the tool that fits the hand just so. ... That rarest of type families, Idlewild is a design whose distinct personality manages to embolden, not overwhelm, its surroundings."
It's $99 for 5 weights: Thin, Light, Book, Medium, and Bold. You can buy it HERE.


PS. You can check out some of my latest picks in my #FontFriday gallery on MyFonts.com.  Check 'em out HERE.



Images by Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Typography Tuesday : Dana Tanamachi




 





I'm totally obsessed with the hand-lettering of Dana Tanamachi! Her work is amazing! If you are not familiar you need to check out her website for more typographic loveliness... So inspiring!



images via Dana Tanamachi
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