- I’m proud to say I’m fairly good at reading Dotsies (@dotsiesfont) now!! The new website has a really amazingly simple and profound way of easing you into it. I didn’t even try that hard; it just took some time. I’ve reread the page three days in a row, and I’m going to continue to do that until I'm really comfortable, then start using the bookmarklet. If you want to feel a sense of accomplishment for something that will bring you joy -- but only you -- try learning Dotsies.
- I love love loved this monologue, “I’M COMIC SANS, ASSHOLE” – from Jayme (@aunicorninspace).
- Ugh, Greta Sans (@typotheque) is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. Its conceiver Peter Bil’ak wrote about developing the type system. ALSO, they converted the typeface to music. They created a video showing the different weights and widths of the typeface then had a composer match music to the video.
The two basic parameters of the type family were interpreted by musical devices. Dynamics were used to translate the weight of the letter, so the music gets louder as it the letters get bolder. The width is expressed through the use of modulation, using the 4th and 7th degrees of the C major scale, playing the same musical motive.
- I’ve been quite enjoying The Truth podcast, “movies for your ears.” I particularly liked “Tape Delay,” the episode about recutting a conversation so it’s how it should have been... and beyond. I wish I could do this.
One more thing that's not really "wordy" -- but it's fun: Here's a video of me and the hubz singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for our friend Moobs.