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Font Friday 1.5

Happy Friday! The two fonts in this week’s round up are not new, but are some great ones. I hope you enjoy! I will be spending this weekend getting prepped for the 4th! Keep an eye out for that blog post!
FR2S Champagne
I’ve been loving poetry lately, and always thought this was a powerful verse. This font is called Champagne & Limousines. I love the name, and how it looks in all uppercase. It also comes in different weights, which is always ideal with a typeface. [Image from Flikr]
FR2S Lavanderia
I find it hard to find a good, free, script font that looks clean and isn’t too hard to kern. Lavanderia comes in three weights, and has numerous alternate letters, making it easily customizable. It is feminine, yet versatile, and has a great line weight.

Have a great weekend!

Font Friday 1.4

Happy Friday all! Today, I present to you three decorative fonts ( I wouldn’t use any of these for a lot of body type, personally). Each are unique and beautiful in their own way. Let me know which one is your favorite.
FR2S Alice in Wonderland
This quirky, yet elegant serif is called Foglihten No. 1. I stumbled across this one randomly and fell in love. It is modern with a heavy vintage/antique influence. It also comes with beautiful swashes and glyphs. You can download Foglihten No. 1 here.
FR2S Toy Story
Café & Brewery has some very interesting character forms. I LOVE the “G,” and wished some of the characters had more swashes like that. This is a great informal sans serif font, with some added personality in the letterforms. You can download Café & Brewery here.
FR2S Friday
The third font for today’s Font Friday is Mensch. I like this typeface because it has several different widths and options. It is playful, soft and versitile. This sans serif font would be great for an invitation to a summer BBQ! Download Mensch from here.

Have a happy Friday!

My Birthday!

FR2S Birthday Girl
Birthdays are a great thing to have (for many obvious reasons), and are a friendly reminder that you are loved by so many around you. It is also a time for me to reflect on the past year, things I did that worked, and things I did that didn’t work so well. What I hope to achieve in my next year of life, and what I already have achieved. Today I turned 24 (despite the fact that I still look like I am in high school), a great age if you ask me. Sometimes I forget that I am ONLY 24, and it’s OK if I’m still not the best at balancing my checkbook, keeping my room tidy or being an efficient trip packer. All of those things will come in time, but I know thanks to the awesome family and friends around me, I have a solid rock foundation (Shout out to all those who made my birthday celebration week so special!). This year, I decided to make a list of things that I want to work on now that I am 24. Some of them are easy and fun, and others are things that I constantly have to remind myself to do.  My favorite is number 10 (see below). So simple, yet one of the hardest things to do.  I call them my “Half Yearly Resolutions” since my birthday also takes place halfway through the calendar year, a good time to reassess my New Years Resolutions. Do any of you have Half Yearly Resolutions you set for yourselves? What keeps you motivated or on track now that we have hit the six month mark?
FR2S Half Yearly Resolutions
Thanks for all the birthday love! xoxo Jess

Sunny Spot

This weekend, as part of my pre-birthday celebration, some girlfriends and I went to an adorable brunch spot in Venice. There are so many cute places to try, but Sunny Spot’s bottomless mimosas and interesting menu caught my eye. The interior design and decorations are so well done, a mix between shabby chic and floral heaven. I highly recommend this place if you’re ever in the mood for a delicious brunch, and endless bottomless mimosas. I know I will be there again soon!
FR2S Sunny Spot Brunch
FR2S Sunny Spot Type
I love the painted type on the wall, and the bright turquoise color. It is hard to miss when you pass by it.
FR2S Sunny Spot Menu
They have both indoor and outdoor seating. We lucked out with the weather while sitting outside. It was just perfect.
FR2S Sunny Spot Coffee
FR2S Sunny Spot Indoor Seating
How great is the indoor seating. Those stools are awesome and all mismatched. See below for a closeup.
FR2S Sunny Spot Stools
Really awesome patterns.  Happy Monday!

Font Friday 1.3

With all this June gloom here in LA I forget that it is summer time! However, this weekend is supposed to get nice + be a little warmer. Happy Friday to all, and enjoy these fonts.
FR2S Font Friday Airbag
I recently discovered this font, Airbag. I think it is an awesome font for a headline, or poster, so you can see the detail in the shadow.
FR2S Font Friday Quicksand
I love this song by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and this typeface called Quicksand. It has several different weights, and a dotted line version. It is great for both large and small text, and the variations are an added bonus!

Have a great weekend!

Font Friday 1.2

Finally Friday! I can’t believe it’s June! This year is flying by. June gloom is upon us here in LA, but I’ve heard that Seattle has been having clear, beautiful days. Enjoy this week’s font round up!
FR2S Smell the Roses
I’m a sucker for a good serif, especially one with alternative characters. Valentina is a playful typeface that looks great as a headline, or as body text.  You can download this typeface here.
FR2S Great Gatsby
How awesome is this art deco typeface?! Definitely gives off a Great Gatsby feel. Télefono has several great glyphs that complete this font. You can download Télefono here. Freetypography.com is a great resource for a wide range of awesome fonts.
FR2S Strike a Match
Lastly, I will leave you with a song lyric from T.I. and one of my current favorite fonts, Langdon. Similar to Bebas, Langdon has an added dimension with the option for a drop shadow version. I find it to be great for posters/prints or headlines. Langdon can be downloaded here.

Have a great weekend!

Featuring: Junk Art Gypsyz

Yesterday, some friends and I ventured down to Temecula to check out the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. I was pretty excited to see some hot air balloons, but unfortunately upon arrival, we found out that the balloons take off at 6 am. Since we had already driven 2 hours to get there, we figured we might as well stay and enjoy the festival. I’m so glad we did, because I came across this awesome company called Junk Art Gypsyz. They have some crazy awesome custom signs, vintage plaques and jewelry all made in California. Their booth was so colorful and lit up, it was hard to miss. They were the perfect fit for my first “Featuring…” series of posts.
FR2S Junk Art Gypsyz FR2S Junk Art Gypsyz How awesome is the J initial…I might need that for my office! And the patterned California Bear! So cool! FR2S Junk Art Gypsyz Loving the distressed look and chevron whale. FR2S Junk Art Gypsyz That ampersand!
FR2S Junk Art Gypsyz
Check out their Etsy Shop for even more awesome finds! Happy hunting!

Font Friday 1.1

Hello all & happy Friday! It’s been a short but crazy week and I’m so excited for all the awesome weekend plans to come. For now, enjoy this week’s font roundup.
Pursuit of Happiness
I love this song by Kid Cudi, and after all, don’t we all want to be happy? League Script can be downloaded for free from The League of Moveable Type, an awesome website with a limited, yet well done selection. This font has been around for quite some time, but I always find myself using this light script font.
Nautico Font
Now that we are post-Memorial Day, white has been popping up everywhere. Welcome back white shoes, white jeans, white dresses, any and all white. I came across Nautik the other day and fell in love. It’s a great serif font with an added touch of personality. Nautik can be downloaded here.
Bebas Font
Bebas is such a great sans serif! It has the perfect height and has a larger width than Impact. Bebas only comes in all caps, but I’m not sure I would use it any other way. I’ve also been listening to Mumford & Sons like crazy, inspiring this quote. You can download the font here.

Running on Inspiration

I often find inspiration at an unlikely time or from an unlikely source. For the past several weeks, I have been passing these spray painted messages on the side walk as I run my usual route to Venice Beach. Nothing better than finding a little inspirational note (or notes!) to keep you motivated.
street art, graffiti, running, motivation
Take time and look around, smell the roses, drink some coffee, or wine.
beauty, running, graffiti, street art
graffiti, street art, running, motivation

graffiti, street art, venice beach, running, motivation
There is so much to be thankful for and sometimes all I need is a reminder to look around and be grateful.
venice beach, street art, graffiti, motivation
venice beach, motivation, running, street art, graffiti
How great would it be if all graffiti was this positive and made you feel good? Have a great Thursday night!

Happy Wednesday!

Maybe it’s the caffeine speaking, but I’m bouncing today. It’s a beautiful sunny day in California although I hear Seattle is slightly overcast. Here’s a little mid-week inspiration! I got creative with the pen.

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