Buivenga's Typeface Calluna
- Leah Yin Blog A Sweet Combination of Art & Design
Designed by Jos Buivenga in 2009, Calluna has become one of my favourite fonts. The name derives from the Greek word kallunein, "to sweep up". In the world of botany, Calluna is a flower that belongs in the heather plant family. It emerges in late summer, with blossoms ranging from white, through pink and a wide range of purples. I found a sweet photo of a honeybee foraging on a Calluna bloom in Norway on Azote.
Wiki says: "Heather honey is a highly valued product in moorland and heathland areas, with many beehives being moved there in late summer. Heather honey has a characteristic strong taste, and an unusual texture, for it is thixotropic, being a jelly until stirred, when it becomes a syrup like other honey, but then sets again to a jelly. This makes the extraction of the honey from the comb difficult, and it is therefore often sold as comb honey."Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calluna
Apparently, Calluna honey holds some interesting health benefits too:
• Enhances the power of digestive system
• Rich in proteins
• Can resolves malignity of tumors
Thank you Jos Buivenga for your one and a half years of hard work to develop Calluna. Your font is a perfect match for my bee-inspired brand identity! It's great to have Callunas "pollinate" my site. Totally Sweet!
This article is awesome: http://new.myfonts.com/newsletters/cc/200909.html