LETTERHEAD : #1 – Up & Down, Esquire Magazine

There was a time in my life when I considered pursuing graphic design as a career. I decided not to take that route, however, when some soul-searching — and an inspiring yet sobering visit to an art school — persuaded me to stick with writing, at least for now. But the itch for design, and especially typography, never left me. While I don’t fiddle around with the creating aspect anymore — I stopped when my PC, and coincidentally my only access to Photoshop, decided it was time to shuffle off this mortal coil — my heart still squeezes a little when I see a well-weighed magazine spread, or a really chic font, or a beautifully-spaced block of text on a soup can label.

So with that, I’d like to introduce you guys to another new feature of the blog: Letterhead, a weekly column in which I’ll share bits and pieces of the typographic goodness that I encounter.

Today’s edition of Letterhead comes from the March issue of Esquire. I was flipping through a copy the other day, and the neat font above caught my eye. I like that, filled in or not, the font looks fresh and dynamic.

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Readers — You’re turn! What have you found this week that caught your eye?


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