The cult of lateral thinking.
That striped list.
Do you know what type you are? Literally. What typeface is the one you like to see your name in? If you are like me it's like having to choose a color knowing full well that there are many colors that are perfectly beautiful and can't I have more than one please? Why, yes of course you can. That is next. Because I have to have other types that go with, or contrast from, that first type I picked. Types? We're talking about types?
Yeah. Here's the big fat monster sitting in front of all the fun puddle making . I am sworn on my dear granny's head to have this thing marked off that ever loving striped list now. I spent 2 hours Sunday looking at type. And types of type and great international design. And W magazine. Did you know Helmut Lang is an artist now? He walked out on his life in fashion and is opening soon with his sculpture exhibition. Way cool. Now there's a type. A brilliant type of creative mind. Ahem...see type, riviting huh?
Type can be a minimalist playground. It can say I am too fusty and curmudgeonly to even speak to you, or it can say, hello baby, and make you want to buy whatever they are selling in those little black pots of magic for your face. The type I am presently typing on won an International Design Award. Yep. The little keyboard that is a slim bit of silver, white chiclets and sans serif type, got huge kudos. Elegant in its simplicity. And it is beyond fun use. So type is a sure fire commodity. It has power.
I am going to play a trick on myself. I am going to combine my Tuesday to do list which as anyone can see has 4 collages for me to do on it today. I am going to make sure I play with type in some of those. Thus killing two birds with one stone. ( I just wanted to type thus, almost made it thusly because of all the Steven King chatter about killing off adverbs. But then I can be perverse like that when forced to do things I think I may not like. )
So Brush is chilling. Today is a scissors, pencil, glue kind of day which I actually WILL like. And I did see a cool thing they did for Saks in black and white involving a grid. Just a little lateral thinking going on here today. What type are you? I would really like to know. I am going to pretend type could be furniture I am looking to live with for a while. Ahhh, see now that already narrows down the field.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Posted by Janice C. Cartier at 6:26 AM