1. the font game. Andrew Witherspoon and I netted a score of 22 on our first try.
2. top fonts of 2007. I like BistroScript.
3. adobe's SERIOUSLY FASCINATING post on the ampersand. You think I'm kidding. I'm not. It's really interesting:
When creating a new typeface, a designer can inject the most artistic flair into the ampersand character. The term ampersand, as Geoffrey Glaister writes in his "Glossary of the Book," is a corruption of and (&) per se and, which literally means "(the character) & by itself (is the word) and." The symbol & is derived from the ligature of ET or et, which is the Latin word for "and."4. type city. This reminds me SO MUCH of Katie's (sp?) text project in class.
5. This documentary on the printing press has FINALLY been posted on YouTube and it's INCREDIBLE.
The Machine that Made Us: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
(here's part one):