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How are you? This weekend I went for a walk and was so happy to see greens all around me. Have you taken a nice walking break recently? If not, I hope you will get a chance to do so this week. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend ahead!
img: sample of league script.
Out of My League
When I was growing up, my friend Lindsay had the most beautiful handwriting. Whenever we got yearbooks, she would bring a pack of color gel pens. People lined up to get her to sign yearbooks. She was creative and wrote the heartfelt message with cutesy, heart-filled cursive letters. Hearts replaced dots on i’s and apostrophes. She would write pages and pages of these glittery, thoughtful messages.
The name League Script is a little misleading. It might have made you think that this font has a connection to sports. The designer of League script has said it is somewhere between a handwritten letter from the 1920s and a high school girlfriend’s love note. Upon a close examination, we’ll find flirty flares and thin, ball-point pen-like strokes with round caps.
img: font details of enlarged dots and round stroke caps
img: capital letters of this font have an uneven baseline, giving it a bouncy and whimsical look.
How to use it for logo?
How to use it for marketing and branding?
img: a shop banner made using League Script and Helvetica
img: a slightly similar thin script is used here on a theater in Berlin; source: FontsinUse
Storytelling with Strips and Panels
The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the US in 1933. The series was a hit. At one point, it sold 180,000 of its 200,000 print run. That’s 90%! Folks loved this new and refreshing format. Comic book panels take us around the scene, showing us every possible angle. Even when we don’t see everything in the panels, it’s magical. We have room to imagine and muse about what happens between the scenes.
Can you incorporate strips and panels into your marketing projects?
img: a philosophical comic for your enjoyment. source: Reddit r/comic
This week we have a beautiful photo from Helsinki, Finland. Thank you Alexis for contributing!
img: a nice sunset in Helsinki, Finland; source: Alexis @CK0d3r
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Can you create a mother’s day graphic with League Script, strips and panels, and the color palette from this week?
…for reading and hanging out here this week! League Script is available here.
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