OBSERVATIONS: Well, I really didn't think it was going to happen this week, Project Life, that is. Don't get me wrong, when your computer dies it doesn't mean life stops. It just feels that way. So this is how I cope. I get my daughter's brand spankin' new laptop, and my son's three-year old one, and plug an external in and go to town.
You know what's scary? My daughter's new MacBook is as zippy as my MacPro tower. Technology makes me shudder at times, and not always in a good way.
So I pulled my Project Life files off of my external back up drive and got to work. I definitely feel like the level of productivity in my life is very connected to the size of screen. I'm a very spoiled worker, with my two big monitors that I use, but I've always been a big fan of seeing your work as large as humanly possible. They say my computer will be ready next Tuesday, until then I guess I'll just have to get by like this… ; )
I discovered—okay, I didn't discover it—I remembered a font this week and that font is now my official new favorite. Helvetica Neue Condensed Extra Black Oblique. (And yes, thank you to John Poyser for letting me know that it's pronounced noy-a and not new.) However you say it, it's a totally rad type face. I think I was looking for something different this week because a) I didn't have my regular fonts loaded on either of the laptops I'm using and b) My Ten Tips for Better Type class (which starts today!) has got me thinking of other fonts in the world outside of the ones I use all the time.
Anyhoo, I used it on just about everything. All caps baby. I'm not even a true fan of all caps, but in short little title bursts with tight leading, I adore them.
This picture of Cole cracked me up. Does he look like Tony Montana, minus the mountains of cocaine, of course, or is it just me?