Friday, July 30, 2010

|typography for kids!|

OK... so maybe kids at heart will enjoy this book just as much, if not more. The Serif Fairy: Explorations in the World of Letters, written by Rene Siegfried, tells the story of a fairy who loses a wing and thus cannot perform magic. It may sound like a children's story, but as you likely gathered from the title, there's more to it. Siegfried uses four typefaces (Garamond, Zentenar Fraktur, Futura Book, and Shelley Andante Script) to literally create visual pictures of the fairy, trees, animals, and more.

Amazon calls The Serif Fairy "an amazing book for type aficionados and their children" (sounds like quite the niche market, huh?). I can't wait to check out this book soon! (You can see more of the book at Creative Review.)

-J. Gibb

P.S. :-O>>> Thanks to Hannah Adams for sharing this with me!