Font Glasses. A whole new meaning to the word Typeface.

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!

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Looking at the chart I know that I’m a Helvetica Bold, what frame do you think best reflects you?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. whatthemom says:

    I like all the helveticas – since my face is long/narrow i would probably go for the light. i just got a new pair of ray bans a couple weeks ago!

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    1. Khareesi says:

      I almost bought a pair of Ray-Bans, but the hinge was super flexible and I just had visions of myself snapping it. So I went for a pair of Polo Ralph Lauren frames which were pretty identical but with a stronger hinge.

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      1. whatthemom says:

        You know, that flexible hinge is GREAT for flexibility – my kids have tried to break them (accidentally on purpose) so many times. I always go with the Ray Ban!

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      2. Khareesi says:

        Ahhh! Don’t tell me that! I’m actually trying contact lenses now! Do you wear them?

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      3. whatthemom says:

        I have been too tired for the last 10 years – but am actually planning on getting some new contacts this year so I can enjoy my Ray Ban Wayfarers and my Aviators!!!

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