When you spend enough time around anything you begin to have favourites. Even when working in a retail environment, I would have a favourite section, or a favourite wall and it would make me happy when it was looking just right. Typefaces are no different, the more you play around with them the more they seem to have a character. This can be based on the attributes you put on them, the way you use them and the way they are perceived by others.
Glasses frames are similar. They are not only functional, but can be used to highlight, enhance and celebrate the wearer because they are such a visual part of a person’s look. Choosing the right frame took upwards of six months for me, not just because of the cost but because they would become a large part of me, and like typefaces different frames have different characters. I’m really excited by the idea of mixing glasses frames and typefaces. I’ll admit, it isn’t something I’ve ever really thought about before, but now I have, I really want it!
Looking at the chart I know that I’m a Helvetica Bold, what frame do you think best reflects you?