Day 26: The font was talking to me

Okay, the font was not literally talking to me, but looking at it gave me today’s inspiration.

Anyway, I was doing some reading and for a split second I connected the Serif font to a newspaper and that’s how today’s design was created!

But before I show you today’s design, let me give you a short lesson on what a Serif font is.

A Serif font is a font with ascending and descending characters – aka…the tails in the letters. A great example of a Serif font is Times New Roman, Bodoni, Century Gothic, and American Typewriter just to a name few. Serif fonts are mostly associated with reading in a printed magazine, book or newspaper and we use them because the ascending an descending characters are easier to read on the eyes than San Serif fonts (think Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, and Verdana). Serif fonts are not generally used online because the stroke in some of the characters are too thin and can easily get lost online. When we create designs online, we use pixels and in print we use points or picas if you work outside the U.S..

Okay, okay…here’s today’s design.

01.26.14 Inspired by a Serif font © 2014 Stacy Schilling

01.26.14 Inspired by a Serif font
© 2014 Stacy Schilling