Welcome to Tasty Type, our new series that’s all about having fun with typography and stuff to eat. For our second Tasty Type, we go green and glorious for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2014.
We decided to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish with the sentiment of happiness and good fortune. Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya? Good!
We’re not the only ones celebrating this global holiday. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been a New York tradition since 1766. More than 150,000 march in the parade and 2 million spectators don green and line the streets of 5th Avenue. If you’re in NYC, we recommend a stop at our favorite bar, McSorley’s Old Ale House.
Or if you feel like Irish Elvis Impersonators and the World’s Largest Leprechaun, head to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the First Ever 11th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Either way, just remember—it’s Paddy, not Patty. Ever!
The Making of this Tasty Type
So how’d we make this Tasty Type? Check out our sweet Vine video, and notice the use of Omnes Black Italic, one of WebINK’s most popular web fonts of 2013. The letterforms are made up of Ms. Green M&Ms—which filled the room with a wonderful chocolate-y aroma. And what better to wash down celebratory chocolate than a fresh, velvety Guinness pour. Take a gander.
Tasty Type: Feelin’ Lucky for St Paddy’s Day
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t get any more authentic than in Ireland itself. The St. Patrick’s Festival held in Dublin runs March 14-17th, and is an annual international event that includes music, art, performance, and of course, craft beer and food. May the luck of the Irish be with you, wherever you celebrate!