Sites We Like: Lost My Name & Oakland Public Library

For many of us working in type, our love of words and reading started early. Today’s profiled sites share that theme, along with thoughtful type selections that we hope will inspire the next generation of type designers, too.

Lost My Name

Lost My Name website

Lost My Name is the title of just one of the books you can personalize from this fun website. The adorable illustrations clearly steal the show here, but we do love Adelle Sans for the friendly-looking and well-balanced text throughout — with just a few uses of Freight Text for a serif counterpart.

Lost My Name website page detail

Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library website

We were delighted to find Proxima Nova on the Oakland Public Library website. The sans is a popular choice for good reason: it’s incredibly flexible no matter how much information you have to display, and it has an unflappably friendly, open feel to it.

Oakland Public Library website page detail

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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