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.
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?