Sites We Like: Airport Codes & Indiana Raptor Center

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually, it’s a little of both. Inspired by the majesty of flight, our roundup this week celebrates birds, planes, and (of course) typography.

Airport Codes

Airport Codes website

Airport Codes is just as advertised: a tribute to the sometimes-inscrutable three-letter codes assigned to airports worldwide, backed with a little research, some great photography, and Brandon Grotesque to pull it all together. Clavo makes a nice contrast for the body text. Still no clear answers for Toronto’s YYZ, though.

Indiana Raptor Center

Indiana Raptor Center website

Slab Columbian from Hamilton Wood Type makes a stunning first impression on the Indiana Raptor Center homepage, and we love seeing Van Lanen paired with it here. The wood type aesthetic is strong throughout the whole site, in fact, with Unit Gothic 719 and 721 both used in headings. Body text is in Skolar, which is robust enough to pair effectively with the bold display faces here.

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

Sally Kerrigan

Content Editor at Typekit. Usually knows the way to the nearest public library. Lives in San Francisco in real life, @draftwerk in Twitter life.

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