Posts Tagged ‘typography’

I had the unbelievable good fortune today to attend the fifth annual Sea Change conference at the University of Minnesota. I’ll write (much!) more about this inspiring event when I get permission to share some PowerPoint slides and republish a few photos. In the meantime, the story I can share pertains to one of the […]


Today, 80 percent of the world’s inhabitants will invoke some long-lost connection to the Emerald Isle as an excuse to drink Guinness and wear green. But I’d rather celebrate another of the great Irish exports today: the incomparable Irish wit. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Chalkboard cards and signs seem to be all the rage these days. And although I tend to avoid most trends, I’ll admit I rather fancy this fad. This morning I was brainstorming titles for a script I’m editing, when I stumbled upon this quote: It’s a bit simplistic, but it really hit home. I decided […]


I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I last wrote about typography. (If you’re a font geek, you may want to check out my list of common typographic diseases.) Typography is one of my secret obsessions. Maybe it’s because—as a writer—I know that mere words will only get me so far. Words may […]


“Be here now.” A four-year-old child might be able to write those words, but this 40-year-old woman is still struggling to live by their simple admonition. Over the past few days I’ve been struck by how little control we really have over our lives. Esteban and I had plans: We were going to save our […]


MyFonts.com released its monthly newsletter today—and perhaps predictably, a look back at the top fonts of 2010. Some of them were fanciful … … while others were clean and spare … A couple felt nostalgic … … while two others were decidedly hand-drawn and modern: But what struck me about the top fonts, as a […]


My type of fun

28Jul09

I’ve been out of town for a few days, so I’ve spent my evening slogging through the 100 or so emails that are clogging my in-box. While I catch up on the offers to enlarge my mortgage, here’s a recycled selection from my “humor” folder. I obviously wrote this when I had way more free […]