Sites we like: Barack Obama, The Verge, LayerVault, and Bearded

November 18, 2011

A president and more in this week’s sites we like.

Barack Obama adds Joshua Darden’s Jubilat to his campaign team on their newly relaunched site. The manually hinted text styles of Jubilat will be available to all Typekit users soon; in the meantime, ogle them here or slake your thirst with the equally lovely display styles.

The Verge is a technology-focused news publication featuring in-depth product reviews and more. Adelle and FF DIN make a modern, newsy pair, with Adelle’s dark color and slab serifs nicely complementing FF DIN’s sleek, condensed form.

LayerVault provides simple version control for designers. Here, again, is Adelle, but the design is calm and reassuring rather than slick. Note the nearly invisible text-shadow on the headline, which ever so slightly lifts the text off the background.

Bearded is a design and development studio, founded by the same folks behind Wood Type Revival. Bebas Neue teams up with News Gothic and some delightful background patterns in the friendly (and responsive!) design.

That’s all for this week; share sites that you like in the comments.

4 Responses to “Sites we like: Barack Obama, The Verge, LayerVault, and Bearded”


  1. I just launched my blog utilizing Typekit for the typography. You should check it out: http://blog.stratos42.com


  2. Oooh, love Obama’s site. Lovely typography and nicely understated photography.

  3. bobmarteal Says:

    Great showcase. Some serif sexiness for sure.

  4. indezoo Says:

    really inspiring….thank you for the great post


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