3/13/2008

Fonts

I think my adorable husband, the Professor, has a sickness. I caught him on the internet the other day indulging in his number one temptation: fonts.

Yes, FONTS. He was on some site, palms sweaty, sort of stressed, because he could not find the "buy" button.

"Where do I buy these fonts?!"

"There's a million of them!"

"Look at that!!!"

"These are bad...but look at these---these are gorgeous! Oh man..."

"I don't know if I would pay that much for a collection of fonts....." (they were a few grand?)

What is this world coming to? I mean, is my husband the only one? Please tell me yes. I want to know for sure that he is truly the writer freak that he is and that there is truly no one else out there like him because frankly enough, it is sort of strange. It is sort of easy to deal with, but how do I understand this malady?

We can basically go anywhere and he can tell me some crazy name of a font this or that company uses in their sign. "Crate and Barrel uses (such and such) font. Look at it."

What?

I don't even know what font I am using right NOW. I mean, it says "font." I am too lazy to scroll down.

He makes these manuals and brings them home to show me. Truly, they are beautiful, he is amazing at his job. He is a superb writer, a fabulous designer, and boy does he have an eye for the beautiful. But----I don't get it. "Look at this font, it makes this look so sleek!"

Huh? Sure, honey.

10 comments:

Uncle Joe said...

He is truly a man 'for his time'.

I don't know what that means.

Hope you're felling better.

Groovy Mom said...

I love shopping for fonts too, but I only download the free ones, and he probably wouldn't be into the handwriting, crazy fonts I love for making logos and banners, but I sorta understand him.

ponder this said...

you must be the #1 wife in the world if the prof's passion on the internet is looking at....er....fonts!

Emma Sometimes said...

FREE is a good price. I get mine at fontfreak.com

I can find them online and get them there for free.

J.M.W. said...

I can only afford free as well. Fonts are an art form, and profoundly effect our experience of daily life - though almost unnoticed. Check out these sites:
http://www.typography.com/home/index.php?affiliateID=
http://www.veer.com/products/type/
http://ilovetypography.com/

- Joel

Uncle Joe said...

I have a job for you and the Prof at my blog.

Alisa said...

Well, there are people who are professional font makers. Other people are professional font users. As in they pick out which font looks best where.

I going to college to be one of those people when I grow up.

Doozie said...

I too love fonts///always searching for the one no one else has. but I don't pay for them. never willlllllll

Anne said...

I like fonts - but not THAT much.

Dapoppins said...

I love to look at fonts...but I don't know the names of them. So..wow. Well, he is THE Professor!