so, WHAT INSPIRES US?
Well, there are a lot of things, quite frankly. Here you'll be treated to a smattering of ideas and subject matter that we care about. On a whim, items may be added or removed from time to time, so if you like what you see, visit here again. If not, we won't be bothered one bit!
LETTERFORMS & PICTOGRAPHS
Okay, I'll admit it: for some reason higher math has always escaped me. Which is why I often found myself practicing letterforms & doodles in the margins of my notebook back in high school. (My math skills may have suffered, but my handwriting was beautiful! :) I was in love with type. I devoured books on typography, font samples, type nomenclature, and the evolution of the written (and printed) word. As early as the ninth grade, even my art teacher noticed my love of type & graphic forms and steered me towards the graphic arts program at our school. "Why don't you give it a try?" she asked. "I think you'll like it." And so I did. (Thanx Mrs. Lindsay!) The rest, as they say, is history....
Some twenty-odd years later, I'm still awed by coming across a beautifully executed typeface; mystified by the secrets of ancient petroglyphs; intrigued by the friezes on Mayan ruins and the hieroglyphs of the Great Pyramids; and dazzled by the calligraphy of an ancient scribe. All over the world and throughout time—from prehistoric cave drawings made in the earliest days of man to the eye-popping webfonts of the 21st century—forms of written communication continue to evolve and intrigue us. It's all out there just waiting to be discovered, shared, appreciated, understood.
If you, too, share our passion for letterforms & pictographs (be they prehistoric, or phat!) below are links to a few sites you may enjoy visiting for further information
Thanks for visiting and learning about what
inspires us. With any luck, we've inspired you as well, or at least
taught you something new. Knowledge is truly a wonderful thing. Check
back often, for more topics to come.
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