Do you like Typography? Why?

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Adien Gunarta's picture
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Do you like Typography? Why?
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Do you like Typography?
Why Typography?

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It is like designing/controlling an army but the metal soldiers have become digital soldiers.

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Yes.
Why not?

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When I was a child, my mother had a part-time job as accountant for a small printer. Sometimes she would bring me with her. I still remember the noise of the machines and the aroma of ink.

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Now go to a Honda Car Forum and ask if people like Hondas.

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@Gunarta: What is your definition of typography?

The term is broad enough to span neuropsychology (I have colleagues who use fMRI technology to monitor changes in brain activity as a result of various forms of typographic manipulation such as size and colour), to the art of calligraphy.

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cuz chicks in bars think it's all kinky-hot when I start talking about Discretionary Ligatures...

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Typography is litterature at the atom scale & I love litterature.

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I like form and I like content; which makes
this intricate machine very intriguing
that is the interface between the two.
(Also, detail.)

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cuz chicks in bars think it's all kinky-hot when I start talking about Discretionary Ligatures...

... Not that you'd ever confuse the sound of snoring with that of panting, Nick :o)

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To quote Bill Cosby, "Why is there air?"

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cuz chicks in bars think it's all kinky-hot when I start talking about Discretionary Ligatures...

Really couldn't tell you how infatuated I'd be if a girl at a bar started to talk to me about discretionary ligature..

I really started getting into typography during an intro design course. It was during this quiz on the "anatomy" of letterforms and it was through that lesson that I started to understand the system of forms and fell in love with the range of voices and emotions different letterforms and typefaces had.

And I've been in love since

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... Not that you'd ever confuse the sound of snoring with that of panting, Nick :o)

Busted! Doh!

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Courier rocks!

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Oh I love how it looks like are retro PostScript print error. Anyone remember when the font timed out and you get just Courier on the printer?

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Yes I do remember. When I was working at an Ad Agency in Istanbul. I once even forgot to convert the fonts and sent a full page fashion advert without the fonts to a Turkish national newspaper. It was a broadsheet newspaper and printed "thousands" with good old Courier. The account manager and I had tough times then but I remember the client not noticing it. Otherwise it would have been the perfect reason to be "fired" :-)

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Never mind just getting Courier, I recall in the late '80s when it took 40 minutes to print a page on my $4,000 300dpi LaserWriter (that's the second-hand price BTW), so if I had a 12-page job to present the next day, I'd leave it printing overnight and hope to hell I didn't get a PostScript error on page 2 which killed the whole process dead in its tracks.

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Well the News of the World hacked my website with malware so it was down for a few days and came up in Chrome and Firefox as a virus. So In honour of this malware I have set the style sheet to Courier New, Courier, Prestige Elite. Not that Prestige Elite is on anyone's computer but it is worth a try.

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