Exploration 5

Smith, K. (2008). How to be an explorer of the world. Penguin Books.

Exploration #13:

collecting type

I've always enjoyed fonts and finding new ones to use, especially in presentations. I thought this would be a fun exploration to see all of the fonts I could collect over a few days in my daily life.

Pflugerville got a refresh on the old water tower and I am living for the new font!

Love how the new iPad mini case says Mini in this brush/cursive font. It took me a while to see the word "mini."

Super cute cursive font greeting me when I turned on my new iPad.

Is it just me or do the city population signs look like a Lexend Deca font?

Bland boring font for the TLA ProCo name badges.

NTTBF has a gorgeous cursive font that they use for their "Endless Stories" logo.

Weird that they have a fun font for the logo, but the wall sign is bland. I assume it is for accessibility.

Combo of the two NTTBF fonts.

I really like cursive fonts. This one that I saw on a Quirky Crate ad was really cute.

Cursive font that our school secretary has on her door. I thought it was comical considering most of our students don't know how to read cursive.


Why did you choose this particular exploration? What drew you to this exploration?

I love fonts and seeing new fonts that come out everyday. I have always been interested in typefaces used in books and how they get created or decided upon. I thought this would be a fun exploration to see all of the fonts I could collect over a few days in my daily life.

How might you apply this exploration to a study in your particular research area?

What types of novel or different questions could this allow you to explore?

I searched "type fonts" in Engine Orange and got the following search results. As a teacher, I know that fonts allow for more accessibility and change how screen readers read and interpret information for learners using accessibility tools, but I did not think of how a font can influence VR. I also thought it was really interesting that other scholars are studying fonts.

What did this exploration feel like? How did it influence your senses?

It made me more aware of street signs and made me pay more attention to things I normally don't such as posters in the hallways at school, billboards, and signs in my library.

What did this exploration make you think about? How did it influence your cognition?

It made me wonder about how our brains interpret fonts and if they have an influence on our feelings like colors do.

What did this exploration make you notice about the world around you?

It made me more interested in the science behind fonts.

How did this exploration help you think~live~be differently in the world?

It has definitely mad eme more aware of what type faces and fonts people are using as well as asking questions like why certain apps only allow certain fonts.