This is the 32nd installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for August here .
FatFrank is a fat, blocky sans-serif from Dutch foundry Regular Bold Italic . Like most heavy faces, it contains tiny counters, so it works best when set at large sizes like it is here.Freight Sans is used for body copy and makes for a much more appropriate text face.Lacrima Senza, a vintage typewriter slab serif from Milieu Grotesque , is used for auxiliary text and contrasts nicely with the other two sans-serifs.
Where to get FatFrank →
Where to get Freight Sans →
Where to get Lacrima →
Acta Headline is a display face, which means it was designed to be set at large sizes. It’s used for headlines here but also as a text face on the article pages. At text sizes, the stroke contrast is a little high and the spacing is a little too tight, so it’s not ideal forbody copy. The Acta family does include a text version, however, that would entail loading additional fonts files which would add to the page weight. The body text is still set really well, with a perfect line length and line height, so it reads very nicely despite the fact that it’s using a display face.Pitch, a monospaced font from Klim Type Foundry , makes an appearance for dates and other small UI elements.