Sites We Like: Aareschwumm, Steve’s Ice Cream, and Safari Surf
August 2, 2013
How are you keeping cool this summer? In this week’s sites we like, we’ve got a few solid suggestions for enjoying the season—whether you’d prefer to jump in the water, or stay on land with a cool treat.
In Bern, Switzerland, a summertime tradition is to go for a swim in the Aare river—provided the water isn’t too cold! Aareschwumm, which translates to “Swimming in the Aare,” is a German-language site providing the swimmers of Bern with a quick reference to all manner of weather data in and around the river. The eye-catching header text is in FF Prater Script, with explanatory copy in Le Havre and the data values themselves in League Gothic.
It just doesn’t feel like summer without a taste of ice cream, and Steve’s Ice Cream offers 40 years of experience with this time-honored tradition. The shop’s lovely website profiles their amazing flavor options and shares the company’s history—and also makes excellent use of Alternate Gothic No. 1 D, 2D, and 3D in their header copy, with FF Meta Serif as a friendly counterpart in body sections.
Safari Surf School offers visitors to Costa Rica an adventure out on the waves through their surf vacation packages. Their website makes a powerful visual argument with great photography, and text in Source Sans keeps the copy feeling organized and effortless to read—giving you more time to consider that enticing beach vista.
That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!