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text 2016-09-09 15:58
Type matters

I'm a total typography nerd, one of my early jobs was copy-editor at a newspaper (I know, hard to believe, my posts are shockingly riddled with typos and errors, but it's true!) and one of my favourite things to do was watch the page designers put together the days editions.

 

Anyway, I was helping daughter run down sources for a school project, and we came across these two wee short documentaries.

 

The first is a wee movie about the old Fleet Street presses for the Telegraph in London, used right up until the 80's, which is really cool. It runs about 6 minutes

 

https://youtu.be/QywhNEwGFqE

 

The other is a 20 minute documentary from Penguin that talks to lots of their type designers about fonts, type design, book design, etc. It's a bit cheesy, but I enjoyed it.

 

https://vimeo.com/19342130

 

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review 2015-08-21 22:34
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination - J.K. Rowling,Joel Holland

This was a quick read that I read in fifteen minutes while stopping by the book section today! For those of you who don’t know, Very Good Lives is a speech by J.K. Rowling that she delivered to Harvard University in the year 2008 (I’m sure, please correct me if I’m wrong). This is the published edition which also includes typography!

 

I think everyone should read this speech, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling because it is incredibly inspiring and it consists of nothing but the uncoated truth. Along with showing her own personal struggles, it shows that a lot of things you do in life aren’t on what you’ve done and what you’re going to do, it all depends on now.

 

I thought the art style and typography used in this one was pretty cool, and I enjoyed the speech. After I finished reading it, I went back and reread some of my favorite parts! :D

 

Once again, I think everyone should read this speech, regardless of whether or not you’re a J.K Rowling fan or not.

 

Thanks for reading this short review guys, and hope you have a great day! Until the next one

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