Monday, June 30, 2008

Renovation

Well, I think the appearance is now mostly to my liking. I definitely like having a wider space for the blog text- it bugs me when blogs (my blog, at least) have these great big margins on either side so that the text only takes up about a third of the width of the screen. It just seems squashed to me. Anyway, the banner is a bit gritty looking, but I'll wait and see how much it bothers me in the next couple of days to decide whether or not to do something about it.

I found a couple of drawings the other day that I had started, and then lost momentum on, back in the fall. I had completely forgotten about them, and was happy to make their acquaintence again. Two are half-finished, and the third is something small that I just kind of doodled- the word "word". Typography is fun, and even more so when drawn by hand because you can custom-make each word so that the letters are in perfect harmony with each other. Well, that's the goal, but I can't boast about having ever achieved that myself. By the way, I'm listening to "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel" on cd, with a British guy narrating it, and consequently my thought-voice has a British accent. So as I think of what I'm typing, a British voice is narrating in my head. Oh, one more thing, while I'm speaking of voices in my head- if I listen to books on cd long enough in a day, I'll have that narrator's voice stuck in my head. Not actual words, but just the sound of the voice. It's kind of weird, like having random snippets of music stuck in your head...except it's someone's voice. Weird.

Anyway, I'm sure that some famous type designers would be horrified by my enjoyment of "custom-made" words, but others wouldn't. I don't know what the point of that last sentence was supposed to be.

I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of July. Seriously- it boggles my mind.

Well, have a good day! Toodleoo* for now.


* This was the answer to one of the clues in the WSJ crossword this weekend. I was amused.

2 comments:

DM said...

Oooh, I love that book! Good choice.

Nicholas said...

looks... different.

I thought I had clicked the wrong bookmark for a moment there.