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Go Font Urself Book Launch

Fonts are more cheeky and charming than we give them credit for and deserve a tribute outside the Microsoft Corporation.
By Hilary Simmons
April 20, 2011
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By Hilary Simmons
April 20, 2011
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Fonts are more cheeky and charming than we give them credit for. Their shared practicality on the computer screen never gets in the way of their distinct personalities. Each character is individual and up for the count. Whether full-bodied or standing slightly askance, they blink back at the cursor and soldier forth to selflessly serve language, rhythm and imagery.

We all know the font family, but rarely stop to consider its authority and influence, whether in cascading style sheets or deprecating HTML scripts. We now realise that all roads lead to Times New Roman, and we long ago figured out who shot the Sans Serif, but the typefaces installed on your system surely deserve a indelible tribute outside the Microsoft Corporation. Thankfully (bold tag) Roller Studio is celebrating the release of the second Go Font Urself book, a font-tastic volume featuring type-riffic artworks that highlight the uniqueness of the English language. If loosened letterforms don't excite you, the inclusion of international artists, designers and typographers will, and all proceeds raised at the launch will be donated to the Penrith Museum of Printing.

Presented by Kirin First Press Beer, the GFUS* Typography Initiative invites all and sundry to revel in the craft, beauty and creativity of fonts at Roller Studio. Get your caps lock on, rearrange the glyphs of your inner font into a thumbs up gesture, and bag a copy of the book after 6pm.

Image: Siggi Eggertsson

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