Nickel Open Face

Nickel character set

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending An Event Apart Boston, where I got to hear some great talks, chat with some interesting designers about type on the web, and meet web standards pioneer and Forma-user Jeffrey Zeldman.

On the final day of the conference, Jen Simmons led an incredible workshop on CSS Grid, where she not only explained the new syntax but the concepts behind it. Even though I spend more time designing type than I do designing websites, I was blown away at the potential for designing on a new level with this technology, and I could not wait to try it out myself.

So, as a first test of how I could use CSS grid, I created this colorful and responsive character showing of Nickel, May’s Font of the Month.

That shaded style that you see is Nickel Open Face, now available as a bonus offering for those who join my Font of the Month Club in May!