Type I Like: Brooklyn Samuels

Fall Ill - Rumi Quote

I’m a very very ill lady so perhaps there is some healing in my future. Whatever bug I caught from my husband, who caught it from the kids, has wiped me out for the past few days. I’ve been in bed with tea, soup, and way too many Netflix documentaries. I’ve watched everything from Art & Copy to Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s. Safe to say, I’m extending out on all resources. Today I’m up and trying but I’m failing. I have a house full of envelopes, my first sets of cards, my first prints, and I’m unable to make it happen which is upsetting. The problem with starting something new is that not everything can go according to plan, but sometimes, that’s a good thing.

Sorry for the thoughts out loud. There’s probably a rule against blogging while sick for this very reason! Today’s font is Brooklyn Samuels, an adoringly lovely sans serif best fit for headlines. Based on a geometrical structure, Brooklyn Samuels offers a unique set of characters for the Β normally stiff geometrical sans serif which I’ve come to admire.

What new fonts are on your radar?

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. Oh, hope you feel better soon Angel. It’s ok to embrace a sick period (as your illustration says πŸ˜‰ It sucks and hurts but the best thing we can do is listen to the needs of ourselves and treat them like the most beloved people on earth. We deserve it, right?

  2. Girl, feel better! I know how it is sometimes when you’re sick and as you just start getting better you think it’s the perfect time to get back to work. Girl, nah. Rest. Take a few more days until you’re 100% again. In life, whether it’s something new or something old, nothing ever seems to go as planned when we have a plan. You just gotta roll with the punches, go with the flow. But first, thing first.. is your health. So, be sure to get well.. for real for real. lol

    And I’m loving Brooklyn Samuels. It reminds me of a curvier Brandon Grotesque. I’m a fan of how the word “Healing” looks in this typeface. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • I do see the BG in the typeface! The FAT width is definitely favorite but I love the curve in the R. I don’t see that often with geometric based sans serifs which drew me to it!

  3. Loving this font, Angel! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I hope you feel loads better! I’ve been recuperating from the flu for the past few days.. my husband had a tiny version of it and kindly passed it on to me, of course I got the full blown version. Sip on some tea and rest awhile!!

    • My husband also had a tiny version. Husbands are the best but the worst lol hopefully I will be feeling better after taking some time off this weekend.

  4. It’s just as Laura said. You need time. So take the time off and enjoy it. Being a designer, you never know when you’ll be overflowing with job (and ready to pull the hair out!). So take this time off as a vacation. Maybe, a time to rethink your plans and find better ways to reach the goal in mind.

    Rest well. Get better soon! πŸ™‚

  5. Aww, I hope you feel better. Can I just say that I love your blog and it makes me hate mine even more lol. It’s actually being redesigned and I’m picking fonts today. I love this one.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Get some rest πŸ™‚

    • Haha don’t hate your blog! It’s lovely πŸ™‚ Type was the hardest part of my redesign as well but it’s because I’m so picky. Thank you for stopping by Vee!

    • It’s a great quote! It’s discussion feeling heartbreak but it works for being sick as well I think, especially since I hardly search for internal healing. Thank you Tana!

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