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30th Fontiversary

It was in the summer of 1982 that I, with the crucial guidance of my older brother, made my first "typeface": an 8×8 Armenian bitmap font on our newly acquired darling, the Commodore-64. Although the C64 was in fact our third computer (we'd previously had a couple of PETs) it was the first to open up this new world for me.

I vividly remember penciling in the squares on grid paper, turning those into byte values, and entering all the numbers into the BASIC language's "DATA" fields. Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday.

And here I am sounding like an old fart.

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ISType 2012

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I'm equal parts delighted and nervous to have been invited to speak about Armenian type at the promising ISType conference in Turkey. Istanbul seems like a fascinating city, so I hope to see some fellow Typophilers there!

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Շնորհաւոր 2010

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The Armenian word Շնորհաւոր means "congratulations" and is used for well-wishing in the New Year. And the first letter of Շնորհաւոր, in its lowercase form, looks just like the numeral 2! So of course I couldn't resist. The one thing I'm wondering: is it really possible that a gradient can actually be useful, maybe once in a... decade? :-)

Happy New Year to all.

hhp

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