What’s your type?

typography…

I’m rather glad about the fact that I studied graphic design just as the computer was revolutionizing the whole deal—early enough to have strangely fond memories of hand-drawing various fonts, of purchasing sheets of rub-off lettering on a student budget, and of setting headlines in the darkroom and waxing them to the page as we did newspaper layout.

And then I got my first Mac and a laser printer. This purchase preceded the purchase of an automobile in my now-that-I’m-employed world. And with it came a bundle of fonts and endless possibilities.

I found this graphic in an article about "essential apps" for type lovers. I've not checked out the apps...yet. This image links to that article in case you're interested.

I found this graphic in an article about “essential apps” for type lovers. I’ve not checked out the apps…yet. This image links to that article in case you’re interested.

My favorite projects—whether assignments for class or freelance jobs or just things I did because it’s what I do—have revolved around typography or color theory. Combine the two and I’m in my design happy place.

Maybe I’ll doodle about during some presentation (I honestly listen better when I am doodling) in the near future and show you some of my favorite typeface options. In the meantime, I feel that I must confess that as I watched this short video, I found myself feeling nostalgic all of this. Funny, how things work like that.

Are there things like that for you? Like what?

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