Just My Type!

by Matt on September 21, 2012

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.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

tracy September 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

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.

Kelly September 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

*Sigh* to meet other font/type geeks. :)

viqueen September 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

LOVE those CLASSIC fonts. But then I’m kern crazy artist.

Heather Stalker September 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

saltandserenity September 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

Heard this was the site where font geeks gather to gush over their faves! Nice to meet you all!

kita September 30, 2012 at 9:52 am

I am so glad I am not the only one who notices the rocking fonts in food magazines lately. I swoon for that job.

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