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A Typeface for Your Face

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Is there a font that you just love oh so much that you wish you could have it on you all the time? Or perhaps you even want to have your favorite typeface frame the world around you every day. Now you can get glasses that are based off of the design for your favorite font so you never have to forget its subtle beauty!

A company called Type has created a line of glasses that are each based off of a particular font. These glasses mimic different fonts through the thickness and shape of the lenses and frames. Each font comes in light, regular, or bold so that you can really get the look you want.


For the most part, they aren’t too outlandish as far as glasses designs go. Most people wouldn’t notice that you are in fact wearing typography themed specs without prior knowledge of the item. But boy will you have a story to tell once they point out your sleek new eyewear!

They are made very well and the fact that they come in different weights and colors is very nice, allowing a lot of room for customization. The glasses currently come in about 11 different fonts with three weights each. The chosen typefaces are all pretty well known, but I would like to see what they could do with some more decorative ones, just to see what it would look like.

Do you think you would you wear one of these? What typeface would you like to see made into a pair of glasses?

Here is a link to their website and all current available styles:


  1. vanders5 wrote:

    I think this is such an inventive idea, especially those who are interested in design or typogrpahy! If I needed to get glasses this would be incredibly cool.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm | Permalink
  2. spike2 wrote:

    I think it is a really interesting concept. Someone who is not into typography or design may not see anything special about them which may limit the market but I think the idea is a really cool one!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink