I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but ever since I switched my brand from moxee to breanna rose, I’ve been playing with different fonts. My logo + mark have always been solid from the get go, but I wasn’t sold on what to use for body copy throughout my branding materials + portfolio/blog. Although most people would like to tackle this sort of thing BEFORE launching, I went through several trials to see what I liked best – and I’m okay with that!

It’s taken a bit of time and patience, but I’ve finally come up with which fonts I prefer. My initial problem was finding fonts that I could not only use for print, but on the web as well. After all, most of my business is done online – so it was a biggie to make sure everything was consistent! In the end, I decided to upgrade my Typekit account, which is a great web-font service ( SO many good fonts!!! ). Everything is either the same across all platforms, or I’ve found an almost exact substitute for the web. It’s hard work being a font snob, but I think I’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing it feels right.

* For those of you wondering, I ended up with good old futura. It was a war between univers and futura ( classics ) for a LONG time, but the web options were much better for the latter. Phew!

  1. amy says:

    futura for life – always a fave of mine. by the way, just wanted to say i’m loving all the little tweaks you’ve been doing to your sidebar and whatnot. how the search/email bars turn yellow when you click on them, the different color hover on your social media buttons, the drop-down menu. looking snazzy, all in the details! ;)

    • bre says:

      Aww, thanks love! I like the little details, too – it means I can keep things really simple and have the extras pop in secret haha. Funny thing though, my search bar + email box don’t turn yellow on hover. Uh Ohz! What browser are you using? Gotta check this out. Cool feature that it’s happening though haha.

  2. amy says:

    totally agree! it’s actually just a little yellow outline when you click inside the box – and I’m using chrome :) it looks rad!

  3. Sandra says:

    Hey just wanted to say love the changes that have been made in the blog I had noticed the question marks looking different! Just had a question I hope you don’t mind me asking – are there any resources/learning materials you can recommend when it comes to learning web development? I’m in college studying graphic design but not much web design/development included!

    • bre says:

      Thanks so much!! As far as learning web development, I taught myself with the help of google over 10 years ago and have been trucking ever since. There are a few great places to start like Don’t Fear The Internet and W3Schools, but I would encourage you to learn the logistics of structure. Learning how to style is easy to look up, but understanding how a website is built is KEY. Best of luck. :)

  4. anto says:

    The font looks perfect. Simple but beautiful. I love keeping it as simple as possible when it comes to design with a few touches of color and I think you’ve got that down perfectly. The recent changes you’ve done like sidebar and such are so pretty and contribute a lot to what was already a beautiful blog.

  5. juliet says:

    This may be a stupid question, but what is your “mark?”

  6. Naomi says:

    I really like your brand typography, I already recognize it straight away amongst all the other blogs in my reading list.

    I went through the same process myself. Might still be going through it (who knows!). I think I’ve settled on Garamond for now (a classic, too!) but I did not think to be able to use a live version of it on my website – what a great idea! Thank you for the link.

    • bre says:

      Aww, thank you Naomi! Love classic fonts. And you should definitely checkout Typekit. There are free AND paid options … both great and affordable. :)

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