My favourite? DINOT
I fell in love with DINOT. I think it was Nermin who introduced it to me? I can’t remember. But I loved it the moment I saw it.
It’s a dense, condensed font.
“Named DIN 1451, the font was defined in 1931 and in 1936 became the standard font for german railroads, highway, road signs, and car license plates.”
DINOT has a lot of variations, free to use. None of them are DINOT, though the inspiration is shared with the German Bauhaus style with which it shares it’s roots.
Fonts & images go together for miles, they’re timeless.
And where we get things like this…
To make things like this.
Are we talking about fonts?
We talking about practice?
I like the Raleway font.
In fact, it seems I like Raleway so much, I naturally gravitated towards it while browsing through Google Fonts, a great website to browse for open, free fonts.
It’s the same font we use for Parkdale Centre (total coincidence).
Parkdale Centre’s font is a thinner variation, and creates a skewed effect when placed within the rings, like gravity. None of the letters are bent. They just seem to spiral into the middle of the rings. I think that’s neat.
This was a lot of fun to design, and came together pretty quickly. The for still doesn’t sit well. Maybe send it behind one of the rings? We quickly moved on.
I like the Italic, Boldest version of Raleway.
I also like this screenshot from Google Fonts, that it has the blue writing at the bottom, and the other little writing. It feels cool.
In fact! Left-half is the front-cover, and right-half is the right-cover. I’ll obsess over the details later (or not!).
Pride is the Devil
I was working with someone the other day and they told me:
tbh, i always wanted to be a writer, but my Clergyman explained how it corrupts your soul with sin of pride, so i decided to be software developer...
A wise person.
Earlier in the week, I was writing Chapter 7 of SOME COLD HARD TRUTHS to publish here on Substack.
It’s titled TWENTY TWENTY TWO.
While writing it, I asked myself, who am I writing this for? I’d already written my 2022 on a piece of paper for myself.
I found myself writing for who might read it, and so I stopped right away. Bringing our written journey here to an end, in preparation of publishing the rest of that world inside of SOME COLD HARD TRUTHS.
I am excited to write to help me learn about new things, code up a new website for myself, and stop using 3rd parties to host my content.