F is for Font

F is for Font

F is for Font and for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I love a good font. I know, that is one of the most nerdy statements that you could possibly write out and admit, but I do, I love a good font. Font choices are exceptionally important - they set a tone and a perspective that can either make or break a design. Shawn handwrites all of the names onto the side of the images that gives our designs a stamp of the process that we use to create them, but all of the other choices, when it becomes to selecting a font, I get to go to town. Google Fonts is a playground of fun fonts to choose from.  

The movie cover of Ferris Bueller uses the font Gill Sans. Gill Sans has it's own Wikipedia page, and on that page I learned that Gill created this font based on a more humanist interpretation of the London Underground font. Are you still reading? I feel like I have just become the teacher who monotones "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?" about fonts. In high school, there were several times when "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was played right before a school break as a treat. Several. It elevated the whole movie from great in itself to iconic of my teen years by it's inclusion in this role. It seems like a strange choice now that I'm looking back several decades later. It's a story of a kid who cons his way out of trouble sneaking out of school and stealing a car. Well, "It was his fault for not locking the garage door." But just like the kids at the school, "They All Adore Him. They Think He’s A Righteous Dude." became my opinion too. There are some great truths like "'Isms, In My Opinion, Are Not Good." that became pearls of wisdom to carry with me. 

This week's blog once again comes around to the end, I want to leave you with the best quote that I already shared once on Instagram this week -- 

"Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It."

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