Have you thanked a typeface today?

There is something reassuring about type. It has a feel, a personality. Type whispers right into the ear of the reader the soft context of the words. This love is a result of being married to a graphic designer for 30 years and gifting her early on with antique type books. Did you know:

The most common ligature is the “&” (ampersand). This was originally a combination of the letters “e” and “t”, et, the Latin for “and”. However, the ampersand is generally no longer considered to be a ligature — but that’s how it started out.”  http://ilovetypography.com/

Just imagine sitting down and designing a font. I can’t.