I love type

My lifelong love affair with letterforms                                   

I love visual things. Especially black and white things.  Black and white cinema. Forget Technicolor, I’ll take mine noir. Black and white photography.  A rich black and white image, maybe even a duotone, where the black-and-white image is enriched with dark brown or blue. And black and white design. Woodcuts. A gray and black Sol Lewitt print.

But most of all, I love type. I love serifs and not serifs, slashes and ampersands. I love a beautiful lower case g or a capital R with a bit of swagger. And so I’m sad at the thought that we may be reading everything online or on an e-book soon because it hinders my appreciation of letterforms.  Read the rest of this entry »