And now for something completely different…

I pack my camera around with me almost everywhere. It’s led me to notice things that I hadn’t before.  Now I’ve read a book and watched a movie that have done the same thing for me regarding fonts.  The book:

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts






Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield.

The movie:

Helvetica the movie






Helvetica, released 2007.

Even if you didn’t know anything about fonts except the ones available on your word processing program, I guarantee that you’ll be noticing fonts all over the place after reading the book and watching the movie. FYI: Quarterly Speed Bump Magazine uses the Perpetua font family for no reason other than the Editor likes it and it’s pretty easy to read.