If you design websites, you’re probably spending a lot of time and money buying expensive fonts. I won’t argue that they’re not worth it—great fonts are critical to a successful design, but you could definitely be spending less—a lot less—to find them.
When a single font can run you upwards of $70—and you need 3 or more to round out your design—things can get real pricey, real quick.
There’s also the matter of picking the right fonts. Everything’s gotta fit together for the design to feel cohesive, which is really, really tough. It takes good taste, a keen eye, and time. LOTS of time. Time that I’d guess you probably don’t have.
You've got a new design project about to break ground. You're psyched. This is gonna be a big one. You've nailed down your concept, gotten your content, and maybe nabbed a few colors.
You grab a font to start with (ka-ching: 60 bucks)—some badass slab serif you don't normally use that looks cool as a big, chunky headline. You move on to font #2—something that works as nice, unobtrusive body copy. You grab something that might work (ka-ching: 40 bucks). Spoiler alert—it doesn't. Something else—crap. Something else—maybe, but it doesn't feeeel right.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
You're still stuck with just your header font, you've got 2 more to go, you're out a bunch of money, you’re behind schedule, and you’re starting to hate this project.
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone did the work for you? If someone—an expert—took the time to hand-pick lots of great-looking fonts and bundle up the ones that work great together so you don’t have to? What if they gave them to you for a measly fraction of what you’d pay for each font by itself?
Imagine the time you’d save! The money!
Well you’re in luck.
Pairing fonts for your next design project doesn't have to suck, 'cause our good friends at Kernest have already done all the hard work for you with Kernest Konstellations.
What's a Konstellation, you ask?
It's a bundle of awesome-looking fonts, style sheets, and content you can use to jumpstart your design. They start with a short piece of writing—maybe an essay, poem, short story, or bit of technical stuff. This gives the Kernest wizards a theme to work from, something they bubble together with the right fonts and colors to leave you drooling. You get the final, sexy kit so you can see everything together at a glance and decide what works for your project.
Let me ask you this: what sounds better when picking out new paint colors for your living room—dumbly staring at a wall of gradating color swatches and waiting for one to jump out and smack you across the face, or waltzing through a showroom that's been staged by someone who knows what they're doing, letting you relax and soak up the inspiration and good vibes?
That's exactly what you get with Kernest Konstellations—a painstakingly curated museum of dozens of fonts that have been, styled, sized, optimized, and laid out to make any webpage look extra crispy through-and-through.
That's right! No more staring holes through your monitor. No more settling for dumb, tired fonts. Just expertly crafted font combinations that you can trust, letting you see what works at a glance so you can get on with what you do best. All for about what you’re already paying for just a couple of fonts.
Sound good? Well your pals can get you immediate access to the full library, and because we love you so, how ‘bout new Konstellations emailed to you monthly until the end of time? Until. The. End. Of. Time.
Here's what you get with each monthly Konstellation:
AND…access to the full library of past Konstellations.
AND…monthly emails with new Konstellations. For-e-ver.
AND…you get it at a STEEP discount for a short time only.
Usually, Kernest gives these things away for just $99/year. But for a short time, we're giving you LIFETIME ACCESS for just $125.
Uh...hello? You OK? I'll let that sink in for a sec and say it again:
Just $125 FOR A LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to Kernest Konstellations.
That's barely more than the usual price for just one year. Hell, that’s barely more than some single fonts can cost. But you get much more than just one year of awesome Konstellations—you get...infinity years.
BUY IT TODAY AND START PAIRING FONTS LIKE A PRO.
The Chief Sumo
P.S. Check out some buttery examples of what you get with each Konstellation. Be warned—it'll make you wanna toss your style sheets out the window. Here’s a quick peek:
December 2011. It's that time again for another holiday season and what better way to remind us all of the true meaning of this time of year than with an excerpt from Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol.” This particular piece shows the interactions of Scrooge with that of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley.
March 2011. Danny Colligan's essay “What We Lose When We Embrace Copyright” explores the history of copyright in the US, the goal of copyright overall, and comes to an unexpected and unsettling conclusion.
October 2011. What begins as a harmless, even comical visit from a bird in the night becomes an ominous reaper as the narrator drowns in his own madness and internal fears.
November 2011. Patrick Rhone is a technology consultant, writer, essayist, curator, husband, and father who happens to live in St. Paul, MN. Here we have a selection from his upcoming book, “Enough.”
January 2012. The Fir Tree” is Hans Christian Andersen's the tale of a little fir tree dreaming of becoming a Christmas tree. When his hoped-for adventure finally arrives - it doesn’t quite go as he imagines. But the fir tree is an eternal optimist. He continues to dream of glory, adventure, and bright future. We felt that youthful enthusiasm should be highlighted.
June 2011. This month's we have a typographic re-interpretation of Lawrence Lessig's classic work 'CODE' the second edition originally published in 2006 under a CC-BY-SA license.
May 2011. This month's Konstellation - a typographic re-interpretation of Public Knowledge's paper on 3D Printing - is about noticing small changes in expression.
January 2011. Highlights both a great font combination - but also an inspiring, openly-licensed essay about the open web. “Reply" features Kroc Camens remarkable essay on the value of RSS - “RSS: A Reply.”
Some more examples:
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