Follow the four question test, to find I am emotional, assertive, progressive and disciplined, and therefore, according to the teutonically-accented narrator, my type iss (sic) van Doesburg. I did not know of van Doesburg at all, even less that he is most well-known as the founder of De Stijl. Oh. Well. Glad to get that bit straight!
Well this morning I am (emotional, assertive, progressive and disciplined). I find these either/or questions a challenge, because usually, my answer is ‘both’ or ‘depends on what we’re dealing with, what day of the week it is, whether we’re talking about a work or personal context. Maybe it’s better that someone else answer these questions for you?
I suppose that means to be true to type, I need to get on with something creative today. Might just watch a bit of Frasier first though…
But before I do, just thinking – I’ve been pondering the idea of adding a new page to this blog about typefaces, graphics, signs, graffiti and so forth. I do like a letter, you see. Some of you may have noticed the lovely ‘G’ hubby gave me, proudly shining on the wall. It’s not the only letter we have, and pleases me greatly.
And I’m lucky enough to live in London, where from the top deck of most buses, you can enjoy a moving exhibition of commercial signage, old, new, stunning, indifferent, covered in pigeon poo or pigeon-deterring spikes. I don’t know much about typefaces as such, but I do know what I like. So I think I’m going to find out a little more. Watch this space. But not too closely. And no breath-holding there, either.
You see, the one question Pentagram’s resident shrink didn’t ask me is ‘how quick to act are you?’ I would still be mulling over the answer to that now, 20 mins later….