- Light Hearted Font Collectionseven fonts for people with heart.•••(SIX FOR SALE & ONE FOR FREE)
- The text, displayed in the picture above “I don’t know what there is to say about love…”, is my translated english transcription of an introduction spoken in German by Jean Baudrillard (from: Prolog: Wieder die Liebe / Prologue: Against Love). The text continues:
Eros creates and furthers relations,
affects, projections and identifications.
Love one another!
Who could’ve ever said seduce one another?
Light Hearted is inspired by the above mentioned recording of Jean Baudrillard with the title Die Macht der Verführung (1) (The Power of Seduction) from 2006. The typeface used in the text is Capital Love.
Further inspiration came from the article The shape of the heart: I’m all yours. The heart represents sacred and secular love: a bloodless sacrifice. (2) by British writer Louisa Young printed in EYE magazine (#43) London, 2002.
(1) Baudrillard, Jean: Die Macht der Verführung. Berlin: Supposé Verlag, 2006.
(2) Young, Louisa: The Book of the Heart. Flamingo Publishing, 2002.
Light Hearted is a collection of seven Fonts.The complete collection is available on haraldgeisler.com.
Let me introduce you to the collection:
- Unchain My Heart is Font that renders hearts on a string with a capital letter in the middle. All hearts are designed to align to a perfect string by remaining the handmade look. Lowercase letters produce a heart with outline. Uppercase letters produce a filled heart. Type in a parenthesis and a loose string end will be rendered either on the right or left side. Look in the full character set to find out more about the special decoration. Ideal for individualized mailings and greeting cards.Available at myfonts.com.
- Capital Love just contains capital letters decorated with hearts. By pressing a lowercase button a alternative to the uppercase letter will appear. All shapes are drawn individually and do not oblige a geometrical system. The lighthearted vivid ductus remind me of a quality that can be found in the dynamics of Keith Haring drawings.Available at haraldgeisler.com
- Princess Charming – The Princess Charming puts more hearts on every letter. Convince that you have to be loved – follow Princess Charming.Prince Charming – Prince Charming puts a heart on everything. If you’re convinced that you love – you’ve got to go with Prince CharmingAvailable at myfonts.com.
- Cute Letters hearted – A heart on every capital letter. They are so cute. Cute Letters Heartless - very cute but without hearts. Available at http://www.myfonts.com/person/Harald_Geisler/
- Conversation Hearts are inspired by the sweethearts and conversation hearts that can be found all over the US and Britain, but not in Germany. A source of endless fun and surprise. As a typographer to me they are also a surprising document of written communication. Most people complain that nowadays the inscriptions are not as sweet as they used to be. While they used to held romantic and promising inscriptions like “Be True” “Sweet Talk”, today they carry “Tweet me” “Ur Hot” and “Party Girl”. So i took this as a motivation to work with conversation sweetheart on a conceptial inspirational and typographical level. The obvious: every letter pressed on the keyboard brings out a conversation heart that starts with the letter - i.e. L = Loverboy, H = Heartless but what to write? Since i didn't want to reproduce the old “Fax me” and “Email me” I had to come up with something new. Something with a personal relation and of course something that I Love - what else could i write in the shape of the heart? So I tried to access my upper subconsciousness and looked for two words for every letter in the alphabet. One for the capital letter pressed and one word for the lowercase letter. Resulting in a Kurt Schwitters worthy assemblage of vocables "Post-office" “Internship” “Zebra” “Answers” etc. It is not easy to read a text set in Conversation Hearts but easier as a text set in Zapf-Dingbats. To sparkle the visual appearance uppercase letters are filled hearts with “carved” inscription, while lowercase letters are an outlined heart with written inscription.Conversation Hearts is available for free at myfonts.com