12 Must-Follow Instagram Feeds for Typography Lovers
Is your Instagram feed getting a little tired? Consider adding a little design to your social (media) life in the form of gorgeous typography. From full-on fonts to hand-drawn sketches, these 12 typographers’ Instagram feeds will keep any letter-lover scrolling for days. Just a warning: They may make you want to put letters on EVERYTHING.
3. Louise Fili: Her roots are in book jacket design, but since 1989, Fili has specialized in restaurant and package design from her own studio. You’ll love her eye for finding quirky, modern signage everywhere she goes. (via louisefili)
5. Mike Perry: First of all, he designed the title card for Broad City, which — even if he did nothing else — puts him on our “cool” radar. His entire feed is full of poppy color palettes, and his super fun illustration style is one that we just can’t get enough of. (via mikeperrystudio)
6. Erik Marinovich: Scrolling through his feed, you’ll think that the days of hand-painted signage never left. Marinovich puts soul into all his letters and it shows in every serif, crossbar and finial. (via erikmarinovich)
7. Jessica Hische: You may recognize her work from the delightfully spiraled script titles in Moonrise Kingdom or the covers of Penguin’s Drop Caps series. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Follow along so you don’t miss it! (via jessicahische)
8. Martina Flor: All the way from Berlin, Flor’s feed is full of typeface goodies (of the graphic and baked goods variety). She did some branding work for FontShop’s 25 Year Anniversary, and we have to say that we’ve never seen numbers look so sexy. (via martinaflor)
9. Kyle Read: It’s all about the little things. Read takes images of single swoon-worthy letters that he finds on anything from sidewalks to neon signs. He even posts type treasures (like this one) of his own from time to time. (via kyleread)
12. Dave Foster: Foster’s work is a practice in classiness. His letters look like they deserve bow ties, and his feed is full of similar inspiration he finds in signage around his home in Sydney, Australia. (via fostertype)
Think fast: Serif or a sans serif? Let us in on your deep love for font types in the comments… or on Instagram!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!