A Typographic Affair

Hello, my name is Erin and I’m a Typoholic.

Hello, Erin.

In all seriousness, I have a long-standing obsession over typography. Serifs, sans serifs, stroke, ligature, I try to take in all aspects of the lettering. Part of this fascination comes from being a writer and knowing that the way the word looks can often convey just as much meaning as the word itself.

That being said, I tend to collect typefaces. Here’s the pretty piece of typographic eye candy that I’ve become fixated on lately:

Lubalin.

I discovered this font while visiting the Portland Street of Dreams in the Pearl. The main thing I really love about this font is the “R” and how it doesn’t quite connect back to the stem. I also love the little serif boots on each letter. It’s light and airy like my much beloved Helvetica, but has the panache of the old western slab serifs.

Taken in the Street of Dreams Hoyt Building

This is how cool I am. Amidst the PDX skyline and beautiful interior design, I take pictures of the wall.

In tribute to my musings on typography, I’ve changed my blog header image to a compilation of photos I took in the Portland area. Each of these images are hand painted (or chiseled) lettering- truly an art form.

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3 thoughts on “A Typographic Affair

  1. Yay Erin! I, too, am a typo-phil. I love what you’ve done with it in your collage, especially the color scheme and use of depth. Let’s go on a photography trip around Portland!

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