Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Are you there Fonts? It's me, The Mayor

Hello friends! Welcome to Villatype’s first installment of Are you there Fonts? It's Me, The Mayor. Each week I’ll invite you to pull up a crunchy graham-cracker chair and join me by the fire for some marshmallow-y font facts and creamy typography trivia. Now might be a good time to mention that I am obviously getting paid in s’mores. Moving on! Let’s celebrate my Inauguration to the Villatype family with some Fun Facts, shall we?

Fact! The first slugs were not made of lead, but of candy, and were used as currency by Gypsies.

Most people have been misinformed that Goudy Old Style was created by Frederic W Goudy. Not true! The credit should be given to four-time US Open winner John McEnroe.

Comic Sans is a cure for nausea. That’s what we call a Catch-22!

I hear Eric Gill is dating his dog again. The two were seen canoodling at Chris Eisel's Halloween party. They've been inseparable ever since.

Did you know Johannes Gutenberg developed the printing press solely to reproduce pictures of kittens?

The Umlaut is the Poodle of the typographic world.

Fact! Every time Angelina Jolie gives birth to a child, a new font is created in her honour.

Most typographers are Dyslexic and/or Communist sympathizers.

The original name for Baskerville was Bacon Cheddar Curly Fries. Absolutely true!

That’s it for this week! I don’t want you getting too smart and stealing my thunder at the next party the two of us attend together, so you’ll have to wait till next week for more amazing verbal garbage from yours truly.
Now where’s my s’mores?

4 comments:

Jenn L said...

funny times!

carmel dias said...

Welcome to Villatype Mayor!

The Prom King said...

I once heard that Arabic Typesetting could have prevented 9/11, but I didn't really get it.

Milks said...

I found the Shiloh typeface, check it out: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/zangofonts/shiloh/

Here is the Knox typeface: http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100014