TypeTastic Sarah Hyndman the tour de force behind TypeTasting is encouraging you to date your favorite typeface this year for valentines day - those of you near Type Tasting HQ can sip cocktails and get social on your date next wednesday night and those of you who prefer to keep your dating habits digital (or are not in the London) have the opportunity to swipe right here
A font is in the eye of the beholder
Would your ideal date be the "effortlessly stylish" Chong Modern Pro (Date #1)? Is Brody (Date #2) your ideal man, or do you think he's an “unstable wannabe with no style and a 50s moustache who, on a date, would take you for a hotdog at a bowling alley, all the while smelling of JOOP!”
Read about Type Dating in Creative Review
If You Love That Font So Much…
“If I were going to date a typeface, it would probably be something like Franklin Gothic bold condensed. The font is undeniably masculine—sans-serif, solid, reliable. If it were a human, it’d be the type of guy who would fix my broken sink and play football in the backyard on Thanksgiving. I’m not alone here. Lots of women find Franklin Gothic to be a total dreamboat.”
Read the full Wired article.
“A flirtatious evening of fonts and repartee”
Typography Speed Dating - Valentine's Special
Hosted by Sarah Hyndman (author of Why Fonts Matter)
Ruby’s Bar and Lounge, Dalston, London
Wednesday 10th February, £6.00 (includes a free cocktail)
Session Times: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
Find out more.