Monday, February 18, 2008

type bookends

I found these bookends on sale at Kohl's a couple of weeks ago—$11.99 marked down from $29.99. Technically I don't need these at all, but at that price I could not pass them up. They make the font aficionado in me swoon. I'm especially fond of the @. It is one of my favorite letterforms. The only thing that could make this better is if the asterisk would have been an ampersand. That's would be this one—&.

9 comments:

Think Frustrated said...

What about an interrobang? (An awesome letter form that is the combination of a question mark and an exclamation point. Check it out on wikipedia.)

Fantastagirl said...

I love the @ - will have to check out our Kohls (when the roads open back up!)

Think Frustrated said...

‽ I don't know if that shows up, but it's an interrobang that I've copied.

Here's the wikipedia entry.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I can't believe you felt you had to explain what an ampersand was. That was for my benefit, wasn't it? LOL

❉ pixie ❉ said...

tf—I am familiar with that mark. I don't think it would have the same beauty of form next to the asterisk that the others have.

fantastagirl—Look online. Screw driving.

tf—It does show up.

fab—Perhaps.

Lynda said...

Those seem pretty nifty!

RR said...

OMG! I want those! I also want brass chimpanzees reading a book in the same pose as "The Thinker." They were at Barnes and Noble years ago, and I haven't seen them sense.

Vegas Princess said...

I love those, especially the ampersat and would like one of an ampersand too. That is my favorite punctuation mark. Even better that you used the word ampersand. No one I work with knows what that is. Us English majors in love with language and its forms are few and far between I fear.

Fraulein N said...

I love ampersands. I practiced long enough that I can make lovely ampersands by hand. Yeah, I'm that girl.