Friday, August 28, 2015

Rooftop typing

I need exercise, so every day I've been hiking ten flights of stairs to the top of Schott Hall, the tallest building on the Xavier University campus. The other day there was no one on the rooftop patio but me and my Gossen Tippa Pilot. The weather was perfect and it would be hard to imagine a nicer spot for some typing.

I was commissioned to write a story titled "Ten Reasons to Still Use a Typewriter." I'll let you know when it appears online. I figured I'd be an utter hypocrite if I didn't write the story by typewriter—and I think I did produce a strong first draft.

After typing, I enjoyed the view.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Revolution in the mailbox: A letter from Rotterdam



Thanks for your letter! That really is a beautiful typeface. Do any readers know what it's called?

Readers who know how to make image maps are officially given license to scoff at my clumsy listing of the links that Mr. Boersma provided by e-mail.