Who shot the serif?

Maybe it’s because I’m a word person, but I’ve always been interested in typography.  I may not know the name of any given font I’m looking at, but chances are I can describe how it’s different than another one.

This week, a friend directed me to the graphic on the left (which comes from this blog) and then another friend alerted me to “I Love Typography,” a blog I expect to be visiting whenever I need a break from creating content. And I can’t wait to get to this book on my wishlist: Just My Type – a history of fonts.

As our culture moves further away from handwriting, fonts may be one of the few ways to personalize personal writing.