Random thoughts

The heart sings

Typography, another fascination of mine. Although it is one that I have been paying far too little attention to in recent years. I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps I have been too preoccupied with work. Beauty is important though because it lifts the spirit. It really ought not to be neglected. Having begun to realise that I have been quite wrong to do so, I am all the more determined to make time for the contemplation and pursuit of beauty.

One thing that I truly delight in is beautiful lettering and typography, and so I was very excited when I discovered Jessica Hische’s beautiful site Daily Drop Cap, which features a plethora of illustrative initial caps that can be reproduced free of charge on non-commercial sites. I shall make good use of them on ‘Brief thoughts & quotes’ from now on.

By the way, I came across Jessica’s site on Nonsuch Book, a bibliophile blog that also alerted me to the fact that Jessica has been involved in the design of Penguin’s beautiful Drop Caps series, an example of which is shown below.

Jessica Hische's Design of Jane Austin's 'Pride and Prejudice'
Jessica Hische’s design of Jane Austin’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’

What can I say? The heart sings when it sees a book like this!

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