Sites We Like: Menagerie & J. Stark

This week, we’re looking at two sites with painstakingly-crafted pieces of functional, physical design: some very tangible holds for indoor climbing, and beautiful collection of handmade leather accessories. We love the attention to detail on these websites, the economical design sensibility β€” and, of course, the typography on display.


Menagerie website

The Menagerie website is a candy store for climbers β€” particularly anyone setting up their own routes β€” but even those of us inclined to stay on level ground can appreciate the excellent choice of FF DIN for the typeface on this page. The text acts as a graceful counterpart to the photography, effortless to skim while letting the images take the visual lead.

J. Stark

J. Stark website

Photography also counts for a lot on the J. Stark website, where it showcases the fine crafting that goes into their catalog of accessory products. We love the type combination on this page, too; Anonymous is put to surprisingly effective use outside its usual life as a code font, while Alternate Gothic No. 3 D makes for perfectly weighted headings (and great numerals), and the body text appears in lovely, poetic Chaparral.

That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!

3 Responses

  1. Any chance of getting FF DIN on Typekit? With desktop sync? πŸ™‚

    1. Daniel says:

      Up that. FF Din on typekit would be nice.

    2. Liz Galle says:

      Thanks for your interest! No immediate plans to make FF DIN available for sync, but I will make sure it’s on the request list for you.

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