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.


1 Comment on Typography: Narziss

  1. Mellissa @ de Lovely Affair
    January 19, 2011 at 11:32 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely font. The examples you gave are super helpful and I think I am going to present it to one of my brides as an invitation option!
    Mellissa

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