Tag Archives: type

A Typography Book

So I am in a Typography class (evidenced by these drawings of letters) and I am currently working on the final project which is an accordion book with type specimens and a timeline of type. Today we bound our first draft. Here mine is so far:

oohhh, what nice linoleum tiles!

And here is the timeline side:

Clearly it isn’t very full at the moment, since I didn’t have the content ready to put in for the first draft. This has been super fun to make, but last class when I worked on it for four hours straight my brian nearly exploded.



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Things that are funny

When I was at the antique warehouse thing this summer, I saw a typewriter with this message. I thought it was hilarious.

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My, My Mavis

As a kid I would attempt to play computer games, but I found them very stressful. My brother was always playing action games: Doom, Diablo, and other games that I can’t remember the names of. I loved watching, but whenever  I would attempt to play I would freeze up. It was too much pressure.

So instead I stole my mom’s “game” Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. It was awesome. The concept was simple: press buttons and get praise. And there was no pressure. If I did poorly, Mavis broke it to me nicely. She is sweet like that.

So now I am all grown up and I want to show Mavis Beacon how fast I can type with accuracy. So, I am downloading a free trial. Do you also want to make Mavis proud? Download Mavis Beacon for mac or for PC.

Here is the original picture that made me crave the support and attention of Mavis. It’s by Adam Lisagor, check it out here.

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