|I’m still way into this jet lag and that’s why I’m two days behind with Liron’s fresh guest post (I know it’s not an excuse…) Anyways, every other week I keep on waiting impatiently for her brilliant posts… As much as I want to know about her new typeface and how it’s coming along I want to know about her life as a new Brit and she never fails to surprise! For example: “Wanting to go to the gym just to see the Gray’s Anatomy episode that I watch only during workout. It’s hard to work out and weep simultaneously.” Can you love her any more?! And the fact that she is all about sweets and desserts makes me want her to be my new bestie!|
|Still winter, still cold. Snow is magical as long as it’s snowing. When it turns into slush it’s less magical and more cycle-challenging. Typeface designing deserves a verb of its own if you work on it most of the day. “Typefacing”. Wondering what the Hebrew translation to this would be. Wondering what the Hebrew translation would be to all the type design technical terms. Missing so many weddings. Can’t people just come and marry in Reading? Visiting Oxford (not the street!). Going to the must-eat food routine. Pie Minister and Ben’s cookies in the covered market are so comforting when the wind is going wild outside. Thrilled with Christ Church and not because of Harry Potter. Typefacing, and then typefacing some more until I look up and see that it’s dark already. It’s only 4 pm… Almost not making it on time for the concert in the Royal Albert Hall, and then almost not making it on time for the last train back to Reading. Okay, not Reading. Earley. Which is the suburb of the suburb. But it’s beautiful and quite. Learning about the “One Laptop per Child” ox-1 project and laughing at the fact that a laptop can look so human. A 100$ intuitive laptop with green ears. Wanting to go to the gym just to see the Gray’s Anatomy episode that I watch only during workout. It’s hard to work out and weep simultaneously. Understanding how frustrating a printer can be when you work on a typeface. And how a screen can cheat. Finding some more treasures in the department. Tired of online grocery shopping and wanting to choose my own garlic. Discovering the wonders of a heated underblanket. Wanting to live in the charming Biscuiteers in Notting Hill and receiving the most amazing birthday popcorn and sea salt chocolate from Melt. Thought at first that a year is enough to design a typeface. Now it seems like too little time, too much work.
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