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Appareo by Kimmy Kirkwood

Inspired by vintage books and the pages within, Appareo is an imperfect, worn serif font that comes in three weights. Each weight is has a varying degree of distress, from Black, in which the press and ink fully set into the page, to Medium, Light and Extralight, where the texture is heaviest. Each weight also has a custom italics version of each character.

To fully give the authentic feel of worn pages of dusty of books, Appareo has 5 character variations assigned through Contextual Alternatives using Opentype features. This allows no two same letters to ever be found near each other.

Appareo also has a set of graphic elements, including frame, banners, borders, arrows, etc in the same style and texture.

Appareo Worn Serif Type Family

Often you can find the beauty in the imperfection. So it is with this distressed typeface. Appareo is a sans serif font family designed in 2013 by Kimmy Kirkwood.

Download the Appareo font family on MyFonts.com

More about the Appareo worn font family and more recommended fonts on WE AND THE COLOR

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A few faceless shots from the opening night tonight, what an amazing success!

We are all so proud of every artist exhibiting, as well as a massive congratulations to Lily Waugh for curating such a brilliant show. It will be in the space for another 3 months, so please do get in contact if you would like to come and visit! 

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Popular typographic quote print is now for sale on Etsy! 

Aren’t old dusty books the best? Enjoy this typography poster with quote by Lauren Willig on the history and personality of old books. Artwork was created using a type family inspired by vintage printing styles with worn letters. 

Printed in black ink on 90 lbs Studio Watercolor Paper. Available in various sizes.

Buy poster here!

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New typeface by Kimmy Design. This font was partially inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter and all the fun ways the books and movies treated printed materials. 

Also inspired by vintage books and the pages within, Appareo is an imperfect, worn serif font that comes in three weights. Each weight is has a varying degree of distress, from Black, in which the press and ink fully set into the page, to Medium, Light and Extralight, where the texture is heaviest. Each weight also has a custom italics version of each character.

To fully give the authentic feel of worn pages of dusty of books, Appareo has 5 character variations assigned through Contextual Alternatives using Opentype features. This allows no two same letters to ever be found near each other.

Appareo also has a set of graphic elements, including frame, banners, borders, arrows, etc in the same style and texture.


http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/kimmy/appareo/

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Appareo Font Family by Kimmy Design

In class this past week we began the film Helvetica. In the film there seemed to be a split between certain designers and typographers. One half thought the simplicity of Helvetica was refreshing and timeless, while the other half thought Helvetica was bland and a symbol of conformity.

I think Helvetica as a font has a time and a place. It’s clean lines and legibillity are convenient for signs, formal text, and instances where the message rather than the font are made to be the focus.

I personally enjoy the more creative fonts used in designs similar to the one seen above. Not only do I love this quote, but I find the varying text shape and size esthetically  appealing. 

I think font is a very personal part of design and therefore often results in differing preferences form one individual to the next.