A lot of touristy Hawaii web sites have hokey, touristy fonts that conjure images of coconut bras, grass skirts, and Elvis with his slicked black hair leaning against a coconut tree at the PCC. I’m not too into those. However, we recently completed a series of beach towels for a local company where “Elvis” was our template customer and hokey Hawaii was in every picture and font we used. (i.e. –
While we’re grateful for the work and sure the towels will sell, it’s nice to move past the hokey.
To do so, I’ve been reading up on fonts in general with Ellen Lupton’s “Thinking With Type” (awesome book) and searching the web for cool fonts. Anyway, I recently came across this collection of pretty awesome (and free!) fonts at CreativeBloq.
Anyone who’s interested in design of any sort should take a look as your font’s often make or break the look of a website, magazine, packaging, or whatever else you’re working on. To download fonts, click on the orange title’s. Here are a few of my favorites: