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The Christmas Type

It’s official: I’m a geek. No, better yet: a DesigNerd.

An example of how nerdy I really am

It seems that I just can’t get away from over-designing. You’d think that I’d take advantage of a break from school and work, but noooo… I have to complicate my life.

In wrapping my Christmas presents this year, I realized that I never picked up any tags to write names on, so I decided to improvise. Being a web designer, I seldom get to do print work, much less ever try my hand at the photo-lettering and hand-kerning that I learned so much about in school. In true stalker fashion, magazine cut-out letters seemed like an easy alternative, but, to make it more interesting—and in the spirit of losing the most sleep possible—I said to myself, “Wouldn't it be fun if all the letters were in the same typeface?

Thank God for computers.

I’d like to think that I'm not alone in letting my secret designer identity bleed into real life. This holiday season, were you a design vigilante? Did you use your powers for good?

Comments

Steve V said:

Yup...designed some cards, and put together some little coupon books. The coupons I designed are redeemable for things like free headshots, and album-cover designs for some friends who are musicians or other artists.

Posted on December 30, 2005 02:03 AM

Kiki said:

Had to use my powers for good (or whatever). Been designing Christmas cards for my fam for the past 2 years. Beats the heck out of going to Kinko's. Though it's a pain when you get a color cartridge and it's empty about 2 hours later.

Posted on January 4, 2006 03:18 PM

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