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[sigh]

I need to come up with a name for a type blog to be hosted at work (Adobe). So it will be work-related. My idea is to post musings on the technical, business, historical and design aspects of type/fonts and type technologies, with particular attention to OpenType and a bit to SING as well. It won't be 100% Adobe-centric - I will certainly call attention to cool things from other foundries and companies.

But what to call it?

I have long thought that if I ever got a vanity license plate, it would read "FONT MAN" - but I'm not sure that's a great name for the blog. Another option suggested by David Lemon (whose license plate reads "TYPE NRD" btw, if you didn't know), was "Thomas on Type."

I am eager to hear any other suggestions. If I end up using your suggestion, I will buy you any one Adobe font family or application of your choice. (Note that delivery of the prize may be slow, as there is an internal ordering process I have to go through. But I'm good for it.)

Cheers,

T

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My Type
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Thomas:

Here are a couple:

Mixed Sorts
Word Space

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One more: Virgule.

I think I like that one just because it feels cool to know what one is.

Okay, enough . . . I'll let the adults play now.

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Type Casting

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Fontabule
Typo'font
?
Kristina

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Phineas FOG
Phinney's Blogg
Phineus Blogg (Phineus was a borther to Cadmus - the Greek alphabet guy)
Phinney the Second (JW being the first)

More soon...

hhp

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe

What about:
Tom's Pueblo
Pueblog
Stucco
Native Whitewash

More soon...

hhp

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Typophile!

No, wait...

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Open, Type, Font
Adobe with Character
Out of Sorts
Get the Lead Out

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I'd Rather Be Kerning

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Type log

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Press & Form

A very inside pun on the concept of Adobe as clay . . .

:D

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Thomas, what is the deadline?

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No particular deadline, but I'd like to make a decision by Monday morning. If I'm feeling uninspired, it could drag on.

Of course I was already feeling uninspired (and slightly jet-lagged), thus the posting here.

Cheers,

T

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Typographology?
Citizen Type?
Tipografico? (as in the Manuale Tipographico by Bodoni)
IHeartType?
MyOtherCarIsASanSerif?
TheTypologist?

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Type Review

Héctor

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Type Chase

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Long Primer
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Tom on Type

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'Thomas the Type Engine'

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John, good one.

hhp

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The Phin Man
The Phin Read Line
Get Your Kern On
Phin on Phonts
TomCaps
You Can't Spell "TYPE" without T.P.

More later :)...

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Pied Typer
Type Pie
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Typblography or Typblographer or
Typ(bl)ography or Typ(bl)ographer

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‘Thomas the Type Engine’

Damn! I can't believe John beat me to that one. He was a real Mr Topumhat :-)

ChrisL

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Dances With Fonts

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Phinneyals

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Thomas gets Sorted

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Tomahawk

hhp

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OpenTom

hhp

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Uncle Tom's Kiva

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hypertype - kinda got that httppeal

typeline

tyblography

(I like the type engine too)

Paul Dwyer

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• Hint & Out

• Thomas Magazine

• A Note From Thomas

• Handle with Care

• Adobe Type Thomas

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• The Metrics

• ThomasExplorer Pro

• Fontophinney

• Adobe Type Manager

• TypeWeek

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• Adobe Thomas Std / Pro

• Thomas Extended

• Thomas Phinney Regular

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A more brand-identified version of my above suggestion:

Adobe Typblog

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My suggestions are

Some Type of Phinney
Typically Thomas, or just Typically
Au Font de Bois (just in case you'd live somewhere in the woods ...)

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• What's the point?
• Notes on notan
• Up the descender, down the ascender
• Take your pica
• em muse
• iFont
• The composition

Tim

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Space is a letter
Phin says
Various characters
Some Characters
Ascender jungle
Phinney's Open Types
OpenTyped
OpenTyper
OpenTypographer
One More Font

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PhinneyOpen
PhinOpen - OpenPhin - OpenThom
PhinBlog - PhinBlogger
PhinneyBlog

ThommyBlockers :-)

--astype.de--

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Typo Beaujolais

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Phints
(Phinney + fonts + Hints [tech.: type hinting + instruction, tip, indication])
It's short, easy to spell and remember and it does not include the both obvious and ubiquitous "type" label that I think is not necessary in the blog title - your readers will associate it anyway. "Phints" also includes a subtle notion of "mints", which would be small (11pt? ;-]) intensive and distinctive candies – not the worst thing to have in mind when thinking about entries of your blog.
Alternatively, if you don't trust the readers' media literacy and want to stress the word "type" like other posts have implicitly suggested, you could append "-ty" or "-type" (would then be: Phinty/Phintype), but you'd lose some of the "fonts" and "hints" associations.
Perhaps a short subtitle like "Thoughts on type(, Adobe) and more by Thomas Phinney" would clarify your blog's goal and its contents.

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