Top-Notch Type: No. 45

June 27, 2013


I decided to take over this week, as I haven’t done one in a while. I also wanted to put a small twist on the usual free aspect of this column. This week’s font is NOT FREE – but before you aww-man and dang-it all over the place, hear me out.

I have really enjoyed continuously putting these posts out there for you guys to pull from. It has also been a priority for me to keep them free so that everyone has access to them, no matter what your budget or financial standing is. BUT I wanted to take today to say: yes, there are awesome free fonts but there are also even BETTER ones that cost a pretty penny. I had a hard time buying fonts for a long time because they have always been this thing that is readily available and just kind of… there!! but then I learned more about what goes into designing a GOOD font and decided it was worth it ( we studied this where I went to college but not in great detail so it took me some extra time to feel this way ). Talented people put time and energy into perfecting them – so why wouldn’t we be expected to buy them?? and don’t worry – this column will continue to showcase free fonts only, promise. Unless you don’t mind seeing one with a price-tag every once in a while??

This font, Buttermilk, was design by Jessica Hische, a well-known letterer & illustrator. One of my favorite projects that she did was her Daily Drop Caps – She illustrated a decorative letter every day for 12 alphabets. She also created the film titles for Wes Anderson’s film, Moonrise Kingdom. Pretty cool huh?

Font: Buttermilk
Number of styles: 1
Classification: Display Script
Designer: Jessica Hische
Get it: Here

COMMENTS ( 6 )
TAGS : Design, Top Notch Type

6 Comments

June 27th 2013

Ahh I remember when this one came out I loved it so much. I have missed your post of this hope you bring them back :)

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June 27th 2013

I’m obsessed with Jessica Hische! Ever since she did Moonrise Kingdom (SWOON!) She said she would have that font for sale maybe this summer, I have a die hard crush. Love this font post!

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June 27th 2013

Ohhhh this font is a keeper! Love these posts, thank you for taking the time to do them!

xo

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June 27th 2013

Love Jessica. If you haven’t already seen it you should watch this Creative Mornings Video with Jessica Hische. She talks a lot about the process of making fonts and why you should buy them.
http://vimeo.com/44045435

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June 27th 2013

Definitely don’t mind seeing a few priced fonts up here! I think its good for the young designer to have both – take advantage of the free fonts because there are some good ones out there that can add versatility to our work without breaking our less than fabulous budget BUT mixing in a priced font also helps build our collection and is a great investment.

so thanks emma!

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June 28th 2013

I adore this font – and am in awe of font designers, it’s such an art! Love Jessica Hische’s work – didn’t know she did the film titles for Moonrise Kingdom though, that’s so cool!
Also – definitely don’t mind you showing priced fonts, it’s great you share so many free ones, but I hope I can splash out on some lovely priced ones soon too!

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