As I was searching for inspiring new design magazines to follow I came across Print Magazine and a wonderful article by my idol Ellen Lupton. I first fell in love with her work when I was in college and was assigned to read Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors & Students. I use it as a hand book to refer to whenever I want to look up a particular typography element or am simply looking for inspiration.

Her article entitled “The Oscars of Type,” distributes awards to typefaces similar to how the Academy assigns awards to actors, directors and movies. Check it out here. These are few of my favorite picks:

Staring at Liza Pro makes me want to open a cottage style coffee shop just so that I can use it.

I’m a huge sucker for serif fonts and this one has the perfect blend of elegance and dynamism.

It’s hard to believe this font was only developed in 1967, it’s futuristic style provides “an early vision of the digital future.”

Hopefully, one day Ellen’s Typography Oscars will be viewed with as much publicity and admiration as the real Oscars- but that may be a few decades from now.

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