Thursday, October 7, 2010

4 Fanciful Sans Serif Fonts Created by Nymphont

I've been a fan of Nymphont's works and previously I used one of them for a business card template: Coffee Latte Card. Glad that I have time to publish a new post today. I put more attention to series of Lauren's experiments in sans-serif. Classic and fancy but they are still looking modern with clean geometric line. Here are just few of reasons why I love Nymphont's fonts and I hope you would enjoy our post featuring The 4 Fanciful Sans Serif Fonts created by Lauren Thompson of Nymphont.

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Jolly Font Family
Free for personal use

Joly looks lovely with some amount of height. I think the perfect kerning, made it appears like this set of font is slightly condensed (to note that particular height). Another uniqueness is probably the bowl you see in small caps, like: 'a, b, and d' which have different roundy curve in the upper and bottom part for each font. I personally love the beauty of the 'J' caps, and all characters type of 'S,V, and W'.
I think it has the potential to use in paragraph text. It has uniform stroke which gives cleaner feel. It looks simple, friendly and feminine at the same time. I'm not sure if you are agree with me on this :)

LT Oksana
Free for personal use

Lauren has been very proud of this LT Oksana, and I couldn't agree with her more! It's one of her best work :) Since its first debut in 2008, it is now updated with kerning revisions and improvements as LT Oksana Version 4.0. Lauren described it as a 'retro' geometric-sans. I would also say that it has Art Deco look. Geometric aspect is what Lauren has explored for this set of font. 'K, Q, and W' uppercases just to name a few. The 'g' two stories lowercase is super smart with an opening at the left side of the loop ;) The low placement of crossbar for 'f and t' smallcaps are just making them more fancy. I also love the look of LT Oksana's ampersand. Lauren has made excellent demo by using this font for the headings element at Nymphont blog.

Champagne & Limousines
Free for personal use

Classic, clean and elegant is the first impression to say. Champagne & Limousines is my favorite Nymphont's sans-serif font. The letters appear once again with geometric shape, and roundy feel. Probably as a result of minimum height of descender or ascender on some fonts but without over-doing it. Champagne & Limousines Bold with sharp edges on 'A, M, N, V and W' caps (as well as the lowercase), is another beauty of this font which make it more legible for display text purpose.

Caviar Dreams
Free for personal and commercial use

Caviar Dreams was actually designed before Champagne & Limousines. But officially published after the first release of Champagne & Limousines. Yes, they are slightly looking similar. But what has differentiated them is their letter-spacing. Caviar Dreams has more pleasant letter-spacing in order to give different looks in various use. Several letter shapes are unconventionally designed. You can start to check the lowercase angled 'e' and also figure the neat curves in letter 'w' lowercase as well as the uppercase. In my personal opinion, Caviar Dreams is the casual version of Champagne & Limousines ;)

Getting ready for your commercial design project? I highly recommend Nymphont fonts featured here. It is also important for you to appreciate Lauren's talent and hardwork by sending donation when you decide to use it for commercial project.
Give a time to check other fonts created by Nymphont

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sawoong Creative

I attended a small discussion event that brought topic about Exploring Creativity in Surabaya last week. Surabaya is the city where I live right now and it was such a great event as in the end of the session, Kuncarsono Prasetyo who is the owner of Sawoong Creative merchandise shop has made excellent presentation of how he begun his business with creative positioning brand strategy.

Kuncar was interviewed by Wufi, he said:
"The noble goal indeed is to participate in the movement named Save the National Heritages".

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You can read the rest of the interview here: Appreciate Heritages in Everyday Goods with Sawoong.

Exclusively designed, Sawoong products are mostly T-shirts. They are easily recognized, especially with the dominant use of Art Nouveau or sometimes Art Deco design style side by side with old iconic Surabaya building pictures or heritage themed graphics. Other than T-shirts, there are also merchandise such as mugs, postcards, bags, key rings, pins, etc.

Find out more by visiting Sawoong Creative online catalog, or if you get a chance visiting Surabaya city, you can drop by Sawoong Outlet Stores to look for your favorite Sawoong T-shirts or other interesting merchandise.

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