Rebound me! This is the first volley of a Type Set Match, a fun way to spend time on Dribbble and an easy way to practice typography. Plus, swell excerpts from Contents Magazine. Find simple instructions and more about Type Set Match here: http://nicewebtype.com/x/75
Here's the first volley, and a bit about my choices:
After reading Paul Ford's article, I felt like setting this excerpt in Adobe Caslon. I'm not sure why. I just love Caslon. Maybe it's because I wanted to end with that great emphasized question, and I knew Caslon had a nice italic. Franklin Gothic has the same sort of working class feel as Caslon, and I've seen them used together in the past, so I gave it a shot for the heading and metadata.
I chose font sizes using Caslon's expanded specimen at Typekit (with help from Chrome dev tools) and this modular scale. I eyeballed the other measurements and the colors.
8 months ago
by Jake Giltsoff
Thought I would give Tim Brown's "Type Set Match" a go.
Pacifico, Skolar and Freight Sans.
Check out the full version over on Typecast.
8 months ago
Wow, it's like you read my mind and knew exactly what I needed to research for my final project for uni. Thank you! I look forward to seeing the results, although I won't be taking part personally :)
Glad to hear it, Sophie! You don't have to contribute to participate — rebound watching is half the fun. Thanks for tuning in.
by Brandon Hunter
Definitely had to take part in the Type Set Match.
Been feeling the blues today.
Headline is Brandon Grotesque, which is an absolutely charming font. it has great structure, but still provides this imperfection that I find so beautiful.
The body copy is set in Adelle. She's a beautiful girl. Love the blocky wonky-ness of Brandon Grotesque next to the structured, humanist Adelle.
Design was pretty much eye-balled. No special math here.
View the live entry at: whitespase
by Adam Kiss
Ha, this looks like fun!
Headline: Chaparral Pro; italic
Article information: Gill Sans Infant; bold uppercase
Introductory paragraph: Abril Display; italic
Article: Abril Text
See it live at http://beta.typecastapp.com/adam-kiss/share/0b5ba239edc656675b27eb529f1449e024f24c74nc9bBrG
by Stephen Sauceda
Title text set in FF Tisa with the paragraph set in FF Meta Web Pro. I keep it simple. ;)
View it on Typecast
by Robin Rendle
Joining in the fun with Tim’s type set match.
Ideal Sans is much like Ford’s writing; sometimes bold and extravagant, sometimes restrained and calm. I played a bit with FF Chartwell because he talks about data quite a bit too.
See the full thing here: http://cl.ly/image/0R0h0N3R1A0H
by Nick Smith
I thought this seemed like a very modern piece of advice to receive on a crisp fall day. I also didn't know the required dimensions, so I originally made a much larger one (http://bit.ly/SIk7LL), but I'm really happy with this. The fonts are various weights of Museo and Museo Sans, and the color palette is Cabin In The Woods from Colourlovers (http://bit.ly/SIn0Mt)
by Robert Schwenkler
Time to give Tim Brown's "Type Set Match" a go.
Headline: Trade Gothic LTStd; Bd Cn20
Article: Neutraface Text; Book Alt
Meta: Neutraface Text; Light Alt
by Ramy Majouji
Gotham Narrow & Mercury Text G1. Earth-y color palette. I took my best shot at a classic, yet magazine-worthy look with a strong typographic contrast and a soft and trendy color palette.
by Erik Ford
I wish I could tell you that I spent time on this pairing, but the truth is I am already working with Franklin Gothic Condensed and Arno Pro in a current project and thought it also fit this rebound. You can see the entire content block here.
by Kenny Rosenberg
by Craig Murray
Joining in the Type Set Match fun — Signika/Goudy Blockletter 1911.
Simple. Humble. Balanced.
by Sven Stumm
Modern Knockout in the head and super classic Georgia for the body.
by Joni Korpi
Tim Brown's Type Set Match is a brilliant idea. Here's my rebound to the first volley: 10 Timeframes.
The quote sounded to me more like a strong speech than writing.
So I tried to make it look like speech.
I made this in Typecast. View it live at:
I used the headline as a drop cap to start the paragraph. The headline is in a font called Neou, the body is Century Gothic.
by Oscar Palmér
Abril Text has been stuck in my head for a while now and it felt like the only font I could use for this rebound "project".
Indents make me happy, and so do italics.
You can view it in my lab: http://lab.oscarismy.name/tsm/1/
by Dan Eden
Love this idea. I went with good old Skolar, using the same styles I'm working with on my redesign. Proxima Nova is in there for smaller fonts, too.
Check it out.
Thanks @Tim Brown for the playoff!
Apologies for the slightly blurry snapshot, testing Dribbble's @2x upload.
by Chris Armstrong
View the live version on Typecast.
I chose Enzo for its technical yet friendly feel, but tried to keep the typesetting simple and restrained to emphasise the natural rhythm of the writing. I also used a little transition effect to represent time passing.
Feedback and suggestions welcome :)
Small question: Why the "is" isn't on the second line?
@Jean François Porchez You're right, it would look better that way. If mine were set responsively, though, I might have to choose between fitting the text to scale (with something like FitText) or setting it to size (where it's more difficult to control line breaks).
Related: Dan Mall and Thierry Koblentz on responsive line breaks.
If @Jean François Porchez rebounds this shot, we're all dead. Seriously.
I don't quite get this. What's the challenge? Picking the best font?
@William Dalebout More info here: http://nicewebtype.com/x/75 … “Match” might be a bit misleading. It's not really a competition.
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