handwriting

Erik Spiekerman's handwriting

What does a type designer’s handwriting look like?

In case you haven’t seen it—I hadn’t—faithful reader Schizohedron points out the following fun thing to look at: There’s great power in a typeface, but what’s always interested me more than the typeface is the designer behind it – why did they create the typeface? Where did their inspiration come from? How did they start? […]

Making Letters

Two quick workday things: The Early Office Museum has lots of cool pictures of and information about office tools such as typewriters, adding machines, pencil sharpeners, paper fasteners, and so on. If you’re a geek for that sort of thing, have at it. Deron Bauman points out a WaPo article on the decline of cursive […]