Regular readers know I’m a big type nerd. I love letterforms and have been known to shop for new fonts the way many people shop for clothes. My latest fixation is Narziss by Hubert Jocham.
While they’ve always played a role in wedding stationery, swirls and decorative flourishes are a big trend in typography right now. I first noticed Narziss on a book cover in 2009.
The swirls were intriguing. Delicate yet pronounced. The letters offer high-contrast sophistication without being stuffy. Then I saw it in the Nordstrom Weddings catalog and as a huge display in W magazine. Those examples used the Narziss Drops and I fell in love.
Narziss Drops is what you’d get if neo-classic Didot and decorative Buttermilk got down and had a baby. I suspect I’ll be finding excuses to use more of it throughout 2011.