Fear Font Friday 2 (OK, OK, it’s Thursday)

For Halloween, what’s skarier than a skeleton? What about the kind of person who makes a skeleton out of designer-y type? Def skarier.

Not to be confused with my post Fear Font Friday 1.


Skeleton Typogram, A Human Skeleton Illustration Made Using The Words For Each Bone

“Skeleton Typogram” by designer Aaron Kuehn is a gorgeous typographic artwork which depicts the human skeleton using the actual words for each bone. Previously we wrote about Kuehn’s Bicycle Typogram. The “Skeleton Typogram” is available as a limited edition screenprint.

Exo… Endo… Typo! Your life, your organism, your soft tissues but a puddle on the ground, if not for the ancient segmental structure of the Vertebrates. The original hard core is evolving for 400 million years now. Hominids, like you, are using the latest upright technology originating only 4 million years prior. Here it is, updated, and reconstructed in a 2 dimensional static representation of long-stride locomotion for your screen or paper! The component bones, ordinarily constructed with rigid mineralized tissues, have been entirely typo-grammatically replaced with 676 free and fused glyphs, together forming a complete skeletal diagram in Latin.

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Father Friday 2, No Fonts (CN: loss of father)

CN: Loss of father, stroke

Sunday, January 19th, 2020, is the 48th anniversary of my father’s death. He died at just 59, when I was nine. He’d had a bad stroke two years before, and, in the days before early intervention in stroke patients prevented or ameliorated effects, was paralyzed on his left side and lost the ability to speak. His mind was as sharp as ever though, and the loss of ability to speak or write (he was left-handed, like all us five children) must have been horrendous. I remember him nevertheless being able to teach me the meaning, spelling—and, somehow, pronunciation—of two new grown-up words: “solder” and “cerulean.”

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Father Friday 1, No Fonts (CN: death)

CN: Death of parent

Today is my father’s birthday: Maurice Ginzler. He was born (one of seven children) in 1912 (ten-eleven-twelve) so he’d be 107 today. Right now there’s a family reunion going on in Florida and there was a slideshow this morning of photos various relatives had amassed. I video conferenced and saw photos of him that I’d seen before, and a few I hadn’t. Pretty cool.

Thanks to Jimmy Ginzler, Ron Ginzler, Terri Ginzler Westerdale, Robert Rubenstein and Carolyn Simon for helping identify people in photos, and for clarifying comments on the text.

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