One font instead of 100 photos
Everyone loves photos so much! People, social network algorithms are just crazy about them. But that’s bad luck, I like to look with my eyes, not with a camera. So it turns out, I’m going somewhere, and there’s almost nothing to show in my instagram.
But there are enough different fonts on Rentafont to convey any mood! Fonts translate emotions no worse than pictures, sometimes even better. After all, pictures are usually specific, but fonts create a collective emotional image. Therefore, I’ve decided to post font collections instead of trip photoreports )
I’ll start with “fontographies” about my trip to Ukrainian font events.
Trip to Kyiv
1. This May, I visited the Book Arsenal in Kyiv to see the new “Live Type” hall and meet my friends. I took the train Kharkiv-Kyiv. Someone would have photographed the express, but I picked up the railway fonts (10+ fonts)
2. In Kyiv, I was met by high-rise buildings and other concrete jungle. Instagramlover would have shot a harsh city look, but I picked up the urban fonts (60+ typefaces)
3. I went into the subway and saw an updated city wayfinding. Photographer would have filmed it, but I picked up the fonts for wayfinding (40+ typefaces)
4. Coming to Kyiv, I always meet my friends! Visual minded one would have shot friends, but I picked up joyful and friendly fonts (30+ typefaces)
5. We ate delicious burgers! True instagrammer would have photographed his food, but I picked up the fonts for burgers (10+ typefaces)
6. The Book Arsenal offered me as many books as I do not have time to read for whole life. I can’t even look through all the covers and recognize all the fonts ) There were many serious quality books. A photojournalist would have shot books, but I picked up the book fonts (100+ typefaces)
7. Also there were a lot of cool children’s books. Many of my friends would have photo them, but I picked up the fonts for children’s books (60+ typefaces)
8. On the second floor local craftsmen traded their handmade stuff. A lover of long lenses would have shot these knit toys, linocut postcards and cute pretty-pretties, but I, according to tradition, picked up the fonts for handmade (40+ typefaces)
9. We are approaching the most important thing, the “Live Type” hall. There was a lot of calligraphy from all over Ukraine. A man with a long exposure and open aperture would have shot these works, but I picked up the calligraphic fonts (60+ typefaces). And, for the sake of calligraphy, even I did some photos :)
10. But the most important for me in the “Live Type” hall was a catalog of fonts of Ukrainian authors, published by the “Art i Ya” school of calligraphy. Here I firstly picked up the fonts with Ukrainian mood (10+ typefaces). Secondly, I photographed this catalog. And thirdly, I made my own Catalog of the Ukrainian authors, whose fonts can be rented on Rentafont.
Trip to Berdyansk
11. After the Book Arsenal, I went to “Letters and Waves” — the font event in Berdyansk! I left Kyiv in the morning, having drunk a cup of fragrant coffee before departure. Maybe you could instagrammed this coffee, but I picked up the coffee fonts (40+ typefaces)
12. I drived on BlaBlaCar with well known Ukrainian calligrapher Kyrylo Tkachov. We caught the old bright blue Volga, similar to American retro cars. Someone could shoot a vintage car, but I picked up the fonts for retro cars (10+ typefaces)
13. How could we imagine the road trip without road selfie? But I picked up the fonts for selfies, kinda unofficial ones (40+ typefaces)
14. We stopped at the gas station. A petrol-station photo would have decorated someone’s instagram, but I picked up fonts for fuel and energy (30+ typefaces)
16. That’s Berdyansk! Finally I saw the sea, calm and gentle. A camera lover would have shot the landscape, but I picked up the sea fonts (20+ typefaces)
17. Font exhibition and other events were held in the Berdyansk Art Museum of I. Brodsky. Flash and shutter worker would have shot the museum, but I picked up the classical museum fonts (60+ typefaces)
18. The day after my arrival, there were lectures and master classes at the museum. I made a short presentation about the font provider Rentafont. Fans of photoreports would have filmed the lectures, but I picked up simple and modern fonts for presentations (40+ typefaces)
19. After the lectures there was a master class by Kirill Tkachov, where we painted letters in pencil. I picked up fonts similar to lettering, drawn, irregular, but without an obvious duct (40+ typefaces). And even photographed my letters.
20. I also worked in local coworking. Any self-respecting hipster would have made a look in this place, but I picked up some fancy fonts for coworkings (30+ typefaces)
21. In the same coworking, I signed an agreement with author about his new fonts on Rentafont =) A photostocker would have shot a business photo with a pen, documents and a laptop on the desk, but I picked up some serious fonts for documents (30+ typefaces)
22. After good work, it’s a sacred duty to drink some beer in a good company. Lover of warm mild bokeh would have shot a mug of foam drink, but I picked up some beer fonts (20+ typefaces)
23. Walking along Berdyansk I met a cat with small white kittens. Anyone would have shot another cat photo, but I picked up nice soft fonts (10+ typefaces)
24. Returning to Kharkov, I took a large intercity bus. Many iPhone owners would have shot it, but I picked up passenger transport fonts (30+ typefaces)
25. Home, sweet home! If I was not lazy, I would have shot a cozy home interior, but I picked up the household fonts (70+ typefaces)
If you like these fonts, visit the special section for Cyrillic font collections on rentafont.com. Also you can write in the comments which collections you need, but before that, enter the necessary queries in Rentafont search, most likely, you will find many interesting fonts.