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Pinterested: Hello, Tokyo!

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Our Sales & Support team, Theresa and Mayene, both went to Japan for vacation this month at different times. We have a Type Travels: Hello, Tokyo! pinboard up from last year but wanted to revisit the typography seen overseas. A few new shots of Japanese typography are posted, as well, including a quick snap of an ad seen on a bus using sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms) to create the word “go”. If traveling to Tokyo is on your to-do list, we recommend trying during cherry blossom season — not only will you get to see how typography is treated in Japan but the beauty of spring and Hanami parties!

Pinterested: New pins this week

pinterest-newpins2152013In case you’ve been too kerned on by this week’s Typographic Turn-ons series to notice any other news, we’ve pinned some New & Noteworthy things on Pinterest for you.

We have a lot of promotions going on this month that you don’t want to miss — some are pinned for you to check out, including Laura Worthington’s Mandevilla Family and Latinotype’s Australis. If you’re still sweating for swashes at this point, though, we’ve collected our fontastic love stories in a Typographic Turn-ons pinboard to go back to time and time again.

Pinterested: New board this week

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This week, we have one new Pinterest board that focuses on a FontFont. The super family of FF Clan is showcased in various uses in our In Your Face: FF Clan pinboard, from its thin weights to its ultra weights. We love FF Clan since it’s such a versatile typeface — it’s also the official typeface of TYPO!

Have you seen FF Clan in use in your city?

Pinterested: New pins this week

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It’s a new year and with a new year comes new trends. As we pointed out last week, we won’t stop pinning in our Type Trends pinboard, but don’t forget to check out our other pinboards to see what’s happening out there in the type world!

Our Found Type board will show well-known (and a few not so obvious) typefaces used in different ways to help demonstrate how something as common as Didot or Avant Garde can still make a design look good. Or if you’re stuck in a creative block, how about visiting our Ideas & Inpiration pinboard? Here, you’ll find various uses of type from lettering to lasercut acrylic or wood (and other physical type) as well as fun and awesome uses of typography.

Follow us on Pinterest and have fun look at type all weekend long!

Pinterested: New boards this week

We’ve put together a menu of tasty typefaces on Pinterest for you to enjoy during the holidays. When you’re laying around in a food coma, you’ll be thanking us for giving you delicious treats to feast upon that won’t expand your stomach any more.

Our Savory Stems pinboard features a combination of mouth-watering pictures from fStop and delicious fonts available on FontShop. You might suddenly find yourself craving Grilled Chicken, Roast Beef, Canned Corn, or Cheese And Crackers — who knew you could do a little grocery shopping at FontShop? Take a look at Savory Stems for some kitchen inspiration as well as our other food-themed boards: SweetShop, Mugshot, and Edible Type!

Pinterested: New boards this week

Considering Thanksgiving is next week, it should be safe to say that the holidays are near. Some of you may have started shopping for gifts already, some of you may have even finished, but what about those who still like and need to send out holiday greetings via snail mail?

If you’re planning on creating your own holiday cards this season, we have a new board up that might inspire you. Our Festive Fonts board features fonts such as Braga or Maraschino Black that would be great for warming up your loved ones with a letter. Or perhaps you might want to give these fonts as gifts!

Pinterested: New boards this week

Our very own FontShopper, Theresa, recently came back from a trip to the UK — along the way, she snapped some typographic memories in London and Edinburgh. We have two new boards up this week — Type Travels: Hello, London! and Type Travels: Hello, Edinburgh! — that show some of the things she spotted during her trip.

Much like our own home here in San Francisco, seeing chalkboard lettering and handmade signage is not uncommon in both London and Edinburgh. Of her journey, Theresa notes:

“In London, I saw a lot of hand-painted signs and hand-lettering for shops, markets, and the Bloomsbury Festival. And I loved walking through Edinburgh’s Old Town which is filled with engravings that have lasted for hundreds of years. I really should have allotted more time for the British Library though — that place is a goldmine. I could have spent an entire day in there just looking at their stamp collection — too bad you can’t take photos, so you’ll just have to believe me and go yourself!”

If you’ve been thinking of traveling, maybe you should check out some of Theresa’s typographic pictures on Pinterest — that may sway you to fly overseas!

Pinterested: New boards this week

If you didn’t go out trick-or-treating on Halloween or you need a break from eating all the candy you did pick up, we have a sweet board up this week on Pinterest for you.

Our SweetShop pinboard will make you crave confectioneries with bright and sugary photos from fStop and fun fonts available on FontShop. From candy-coated letters like Candy Bits from Bitstream to Candy Script‘s mouth-watering swashes from Sudtipos, discover treats that won’t give you toothaches!

Pinterested: New boards this week

We have one new Pinterest board up this week to prepare you for next week’s festivities. Our Scary Faces board is filled with treats for those who want to trick-or-treat for type goodies on Halloween.

From images that scream bloody murder to fonts that will claw their way into your design instincts, we have a collection of spiky fonts available on FontShop and haunting images from fStop. If you’re not bothered by paranormal activity or snowy TV screens, you’ll find some spooky fonts you might like such as Static from GarageFonts or Alphabat Regular from Linotype. If you’re more likely to be watching movies like The Prophecy or The Exorcist next Wednesday night, you might be more interested in Exocet and Mason Serif from Emigre. Stop by our Pinterest page for some visual treats like FF Pitu Pro!

Pinterested: New boards this week

We have one new board up this week that focuses on typography from Japan! I recently came back from a week-long trip to Tokyo and didn’t forget to pay attention to the typography overseas.

Many of us are used to seeing an A through Z alphabet or any mix in between, so it was definitely a change to be in country where the language is portrayed in more than just the Latin alphabet. I hardly know how to speak or read most Japanese, but I can still appreciate the beautiful brush strokes and the sharp turns of the different Japanese alphabets (hiragana, katakana, and kanji). Of course, there’s also the romanization of Japanese (romaji), so I was able to snap a few shots of letterforms many of us are more accustomed to seeing. Visit our Type Travels: Hello, Tokyo! board to see what I saw during my stay in Japan!

Also, in honor of Snoop Dogg’s birthday tomorrow, don’t forget about our Nuthin’ But A G Thang pinboard and check out some Gs!

Pinterested: New boards this week

Fontshopper, we’re showin’ you some fonts so you can just chill if you’re the type that needs their typography fill. We have one new board up this week and if ya got five (minutes), we got fives.

I Got 5 On It is a pinboard collection of various 5s from different font categories from Ayres Royal‘s swashy blackletters to HGB Lombardisch‘s deliciously inky glyphs to bold display faces like Parkinson Type Design‘s Sutro Shaded Initials.

Homies don’t play around, we down to gaze around, then ease up once we’ve had our fill of Pinterest with Fontshop.

Pinterested: New boards this week

We have a few new Pinterest boards up this week including our X Marks The Spot board that we created especially for those who were plunderin’ for typographic treasures on Talk Like A Pirate Day.

On our Alphabetized board, we’ll be pinning interesting finds that showcase full alphabet designs ranging from posters, unique fonts, home decor, and character sets designed just for fun.

In line with our Typographic Trend this week, our Let’s Get Physical board contains images and items of type in the physical world as well as three-dimensional fonts including Buster OT from Elsner+Flake designed to appear like the letters are popping up from the ground and Ironmonger Three D OT from Font Bureau, sharply chiseled down to catch your eye.

If you love our pinboards and have friends on that are in need of some typographic goodies on their Pinterest feed, spread the word!

Pinterested: New boards this week

To welcome the new season, we created one new board this week that will remind you of school days gone by. Our Back To School pinboard is a collection of images and fonts that are reminiscent of playgrounds, chalkboards, and learning how to connect your letters in writing with that thing called cursive. From fonts that remind you of elementary school like Lemonade Std Regular to fonts that hold memories of pep rallies and high school football games such as Yearbook Std Solid and Princetown Com.

Also, while our Sew Creative board isn’t exactly new this week, did you know September is National Sewing Month in the US? Get crafty with fonts like Stina Regular OT and the P22 Folk Art Set!

Pinterested: New boards this week

One, two, three and to the fo’ — lowercase serifs are at the door. We have one new board up that’ll have you begging for more.

The two-story lowercase “g” can be a fun glyph, so we’ve gathered a variety of lowercase serif “g” forms for you to browse. Ranging from the classic Baskerville Old Face to the modern feeling of Ambroise to a glyph with more attitude from FF Oneleigh Pro.

Our Nuthin’ But A G Thang board — it’s like this and like that and like this and uh, check it out!

Pinterested: New boards this week

We have one new board for you this week that you can cuddle with all weekend. Our Give It A Hug board has fluffy, squishy, and cozy fonts that you can rest your eyes on from Rosetta’s plump script Sutturah to Sudtipos’ marshmallow face Fiance. If you find yourself falling asleep on your laptop often, why not drift off knowing you have a soft, pillowy font like Pinup Regular tucked away on your computer?

Don’t forget about our other boards we have up! We pin our favorites to our Staff Picks 2012 board, so if you’ve missed our selections from previous months, you can check out the various faces we love!

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