Just My Type!

From Martha to Rachael, Sunset to Cooking Light, these modern faces are showing up in food magazines from coast to coast. All part of the Modern type of classification, they’re actually quite old styles from centuries past but so named as they took advantage of new ways of creating type that left old world and old English styles behind. Characterized by strong contrasts between their thick and thin strokes, this family of type has always been a favorite of mine. Let me set anything in Bodoni or Didot and I am a happy man. Interestingly enough, these types of typefaces have always been at home in fashion magazines!

Ok, the old graphic designer in me will now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.


  1. says

    I’ve been super impressed with Rachael Ray & Bon Appetit these days. Their graphics are TOP NOTCH. I’m glad that someone else notices! TYPE NERDS 4EVS.

  2. Heather Stalker says

    And I thought I was the only one whose ingredient obsession was equally matched by font fixation. cheers!

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