October 5th, 2009

Peter Jackson sad

Cake Wrecks totally wrecked

Now that I'm home, I've read the Cake Wrecks blog and gotten more information. Jen's husband John is in the ICU with a head injury, pneumonia, and a staph infection in his blood. Annnd... Jen herself apparently has flulike symptoms. The entire rest of the Cake Wrecks tour has been canceled. So send them your well-wishes and happy thoughts.
typography

Totally random thought

While driving home today, I spotted a car with lettering in the windshield that spelled "PICASSO" in all caps in Old English script. I know that makes some people cringe, because you're not supposed to use that font in all caps. There's supposed to be one capital letter at the beginning, acting as a decorative lead-in to the rest of the word.

And I thought of an analogy: setting all-caps text in Old English font is like singing a song and inserting a flourish intro before every single word. Like instead of singing:

o/` Dada dada da da, hey! Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb... o/`

...you're singing:

o/` Dada dada da da, hey! Mary...
Dada dada da da, hey! Had...
Dada dada da da, hey! A...
Dada dada da da, hey! Little...
Dada dada da da, hey! Lamb... o/`