Type, Fonts, & Lettering fat and happy, even Comic Sans

by Fred Showker

19th Annual Fonts Festival Continuing our surf for cool type & fonts stuff we find totally delicious foods from typography and a delicious lettering body painting! Here, check out these :
* When was typography fattening ? With Dessert Girl
* Creator Of Most Loathed Font Defends Comic Sans
* Bernard Maisner: master calligrapher and stationer
* The History and Future of the Chalkboard
... and more:

When was typography fattening ? With Dessert Girl

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

I think the staff has fallen in love with the Dessert Girl! We're getting happy and fat eating Helvetica and other typeface munchies . . .
      Dessert Girl is the lunatic queen of sugar addicts and she's assembled this wonderful page of cookies, cakes and munchables all built around type and typography. We're still waiting on our Helvetica cookie cutters.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : dessertgirl.blogspot.com/
click here for another view point See Wow -- Helvetica cookie cutters!

Creator Of Most Loathed Font Defends Comic Sans, Tells Vacuous Haters to get a Hobby

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

Wishing death upon the putrid house of Comic Sans, font of the peasants and the distasteful, is an art taken to by pretentious typography adoring fans with the same kind of fervency a graphic design student may stray from the mainstream and proudly reject the universally popular and practically clean Helvetica as far too typical for their typographically educated palette.
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.pedestrian.tv/news/arts-and-culture
click here for another view point See Kindle Edition

Bernard Maisner: master calligrapher and stationer

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

Bernard Maisner is a master calligrapher and stationer with an international reputation. His craft is hired mostly by high-profile society events and special occasions. With more than 30 years experience, Maisner's custom calligraphy is instantly recognizable with works for VOGUE.
      Bernard Maisner graduated from The Cooper Union College of Art in New York City. He is regarded as a prominent medieval scholar and expert in the art of medieval manuscript gold illumination techniques and a historian of letterforms. He has lectured and taught at the Pierpont Morgan Library, The Cloisters Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Museum.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Bernard Maisner: master calligrapher and stationer
click here for another view point See Whoa... typography body painting bathing suit

The History and Future of the Chalkboard

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

To tie in with our Chalkboard feature next month, we . . . . student Tara Avenia writes :
      It was Josiah F. Bumstead who first declared in his 1841 essay, The Blackboard in the Primary Schools, that the chalkboard is a groundbreaking technological invention (Krause, 2000).
READ THIS REPORT Full story : The University of British Columbia
click here for another view point See interesting type montage of "chalkboard"


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Fred Showker

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