font friday #2: verner + verna

Welcome to our little type lovefest! We’ll be posting some of our favorites on Fridays, along with Lauren Elise Crafted and Steph from Bubblerock. For even more type inspiration, check out the Fontophile Files from the Aerialist Press, Font Love over at the Knotty Bride and Tuesday Type on Superswoon.

We’re taking a page out of Lauren Elise’s book today and starting with a little typography lesson (loved her serif/sans serif diagram!) on font families. Trust us, this leads pretty neatly to our font picks.

Type families are all the different styles of a typeface together: bold, small caps, italic, and so on. One of our favorites, Mrs Eaves, has some lovely relatives: we particularly adore the petite caps. More information¬†here if you’re curious.

font families

Now that we’ve bored you with that and we’re all straight on font families, let us introduce our font picks:

verna verner myfonts.com

Not a font family in the strict sense of the phrase, but an oh so related brother and sister pair: Verner and Verna from Fenotype. We are loving the heck out of Verner’s swooshy curves and Verna’s fun detailing. Alternates and ornaments aren’t hurting these sibling’s good looks either.

Type samples from MyFonts

2 Comments on font friday #2: verner + verna

  1. Jenny @ Hank + Hunt
    February 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I love them both… I think I love Verner more. It’s so clean with just a touch of swish.

  2. Kerry
    February 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I love Verner and now I may just have to get Verna too!