Type Set Match: 10 Timeframes

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  1. Tim Brown Tim Brown

    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.


    over 1 year ago

  2. Thought I would give Tim Brown's "Type Set Match" a go.

    Pacifico, Skolar and Freight Sans.

    Feedback welcomed.

    Check out the full version over on Typecast.

    over 1 year ago

  3. Sophie S-K Sophie S-K

    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 :)

    over 1 year ago

  4. Tim Brown Tim Brown

    Glad to hear it, Sophie! You don't have to contribute to participate — rebound watching is half the fun. Thanks for tuning in.


    over 1 year ago

  5. 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

    over 1 year ago

  6. Ha, this looks like fun!

    Set in:
    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

    over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

  7. 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

    over 1 year ago

  8. 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)

    over 1 year ago

  9. 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

    Feedback appreciated.

    over 1 year ago

  10. 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.

    over 1 year ago

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  12. Joining in the Type Set Match fun — Signika/Goudy Blockletter 1911.

    Simple. Humble. Balanced.

    over 1 year ago

  13. Modern Knockout in the head and super classic Georgia for the body.

    over 1 year ago

  14. 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:

    over 1 year ago

  15. 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.

    over 1 year ago

  16. 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.

    over 1 year ago

  17. 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.

    over 1 year ago

  18. 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 :)

    over 1 year ago

  19. Jean François Porchez Jean François Porchez

    Small question: Why the "is" isn't on the second line?


    over 1 year ago

  20. Tim Brown Tim Brown

    @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.


    over 1 year ago

  21. Ramy Majouji Ramy Majouji

    If @Jean François Porchez rebounds this shot, we're all dead. Seriously.


    over 1 year ago

  22. William Dalebout William Dalebout

    I don't quite get this. What's the challenge? Picking the best font?

    over 1 year ago

  23. Tim Brown Tim Brown

    @William Dalebout More info here: http://nicewebtype.com/x/75 … “Match” might be a bit misleading. It's not really a competition.

    over 1 year ago

  24. Mister Television for the header and footer. Brandon Grotesque for the body.

    Set line spacing to ridiculous, made the edges ragged, and added lots of unnecessary underlines and bolding.

    over 1 year ago

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