Shock, surprise, awe. Just some of the emotions I’ve experienced since launching I Love Typography. I never imagined that there would be such a positive response to a blog about typography.
Thousands of visitor from all around the globe, numerous comments and several hundred emails expressing thanks, or requesting further information and requests for interviews; and, even emails asking my opinion on the choice of a particular font for a design project. So to all of you readers and subscribers, I would like to say (in 76 point, Template Gothic Regular):
iLT even made it into Smashing Magazine’s 45 Excellent blog designs, which was a pleasant surprise. However, praise for the success of this blog must go to you, yes YOU the reader. Your comments really add value to this blog, listing additional resources, opinions and even the results of your own research. In doing so, you are not only contributors but, in effect, co-authors of iLT.
If you’ve read Who Shot the Serif?, you would have learned that type can be tough, but who would have thought that typography kills:
Interestingly, because this story is syndicated, I found the same typo (or should that be “topo”?) repeated on at least eight other news web sites. The above one is taken from United Press International.
I’m researching the next article in the series of Type Terminology. I’ve decided to post one main article each week, with some smaller snippets of typography news, views and yes, even typographic humour (yes, that really isn’t an oxymoron) in between. I’ve also composed a typography crossword. The quickest correct entry will win a new copy of David Carson’s most recent book, Trek — shipped straight to your door, wherever you are (unless you’re reading this from the Mir Space Station, in which case delivery might be a little tricky).
Once again, thank you to everyone who stopped by to read, and another big thank you to everyone who has commented and subscribed — you’ve inspired me.
Apologies to those who have sent emails that I haven’t yet responded to. I’m working on it. I will do my very best to answer all the emails you send, but sometimes my day job (this blog makes no money) means that I can’t always respond to mails as promptly as I’d like to.
In the meantime, I should like to remind everyone to get involved in the Type You Like project. Simply send in images of…well, type you like. There really aren’t any rules — perhaps you’ve fallen in love with the font used on your shampoo bottle, or there’s a street sign that caught your eye…pretty much anything. You can upload your image quickly and painlessly on the Type You Like submissions page, or you can just as simply email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries will be included on a rather large iLT poster, and they’ll also be featured right here on iLT. Thanks to the almost 100 people who have already submitted their images and photos. And last but not least, a big thank you to Lauren over at Creative Curio for her comments, suggestions and support. You’re a star.
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Until the next time, Happy “Typing”.