Friday, 20 April 2012

Just my type {Baskerville}

Baskerville is such a beautiful serif font, and the more I look at it the more I like it. It's one of those fonts that's used all around without us really noticing it. With its sharp and tapered serifs, and curved strokes in contrasting thick and thin lines, what's not to love about it!

Designed by John Baskerville in 1757 this font is classified as a transitional font, placed between old style and modern. It's a classic font and is often used in books and papers with lots of text but I much prefer it when it is used sparingly and large showing off its curves and strokes to their full loveliness.

Image credits - Habitat | Waterstones | Dragonfly

Waterstones and Habitat have both used it for their logos and I'm loving it used on the bottles of Dragonfly Winery.


  1. Have never seen Dragonfly wine for sale but will have to try and find it ... purely in the interest of fonts you understand.

    1. Of course, was thinking the sames thing myself - does a wine taste better when a good font is used?!