1. Picture of you 2. What color underwear/boxers wearing now? 3. What are you listening to right now? 4. Whats your favorite number? 5. What was the last thing you ate? 6. If you were a crayon what color would you be? 7. How is the weather right now? 8. Who was the last person you talked 2 on the phone? 9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? 10. Do you have a significant other? 11. Favorite TV show? 12. Siblings? 13. Height? 14. Hair color? 15. Eye Color? 16. Do you wear contacts? 17. Favorite Holiday? 18. Month? 19. Have you ever cried for no reason? 20. What was the last movie you watched? 21. Favorite Day of the Year? 22. Are you too shy to ask someone out? 23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)? 24. Hugs or Kisses? 25. Chocolate or Vanilla? 26. Do you want your friends to respond to this? 27. Who is most likely to respond to a text from you? 28. Who is least likely to respond to a text from you? 29. What books are you reading? 30. Piercings? 31. Favorite movies? 32. Favorite football Team? 33. What are you doing right now? 34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn? 37. Dogs or cats? 38. Favorite flower? 39. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do? 40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? 41. Have you ever loved someone? 42. Who would you like to see right now? 43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten? 44. Have you ever fired a gun? 45. Do you like to travel by plane? 46. Right-handed or Left-handed? 47. How many pillows do you sleep with? 48. Are you missing someone? 49. Do you have a tattoo? 50. Anybody on Tumblr that you’d go on a date with?
There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.
In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.
The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.
The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.