Help me name my blog, win Adobe prize

Thomas Phinney's picture

[sigh]

I need to come up with a name for a type blog to be hosted at work (Adobe). So it will be work-related. My idea is to post musings on the technical, business, historical and design aspects of type/fonts and type technologies, with particular attention to OpenType and a bit to SING as well. It won't be 100% Adobe-centric - I will certainly call attention to cool things from other foundries and companies.

But what to call it?

I have long thought that if I ever got a vanity license plate, it would read "FONT MAN" - but I'm not sure that's a great name for the blog. Another option suggested by David Lemon (whose license plate reads "TYPE NRD" btw, if you didn't know), was "Thomas on Type."

I am eager to hear any other suggestions. If I end up using your suggestion, I will buy you any one Adobe font family or application of your choice. (Note that delivery of the prize may be slow, as there is an internal ordering process I have to go through. But I'm good for it.)

Cheers,

T

Paul Cutler's picture

My Type
peace

Maurice Meilleur's picture

Thomas:

Here are a couple:

Mixed Sorts
Word Space

Maurice Meilleur's picture

One more: Virgule.

I think I like that one just because it feels cool to know what one is.

Okay, enough . . . I'll let the adults play now.

William Berkson's picture

Type Casting

Kristina Drake's picture

Fontabule
Typo'font
?
Kristina

hrant's picture

Phineas FOG
Phinney's Blogg
Phineus Blogg (Phineus was a borther to Cadmus - the Greek alphabet guy)
Phinney the Second (JW being the first)

More soon...

hhp

hrant's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe

What about:
Tom's Pueblo
Pueblog
Stucco
Native Whitewash

More soon...

hhp

speter's picture

Typophile!

No, wait...

speter's picture

Open, Type, Font
Adobe with Character
Out of Sorts
Get the Lead Out

ChuckGroth's picture

I'd Rather Be Kerning

William Berkson's picture

Type log

Diner's picture

Press & Form

A very inside pun on the concept of Adobe as clay . . .

:D

david h's picture

Thomas, what is the deadline?

Thomas Phinney's picture

No particular deadline, but I'd like to make a decision by Monday morning. If I'm feeling uninspired, it could drag on.

Of course I was already feeling uninspired (and slightly jet-lagged), thus the posting here.

Cheers,

T

superkhy's picture

Typographology?
Citizen Type?
Tipografico? (as in the Manuale Tipographico by Bodoni)
IHeartType?
MyOtherCarIsASanSerif?
TheTypologist?

rs_donsata's picture

Type Review

Héctor

William Berkson's picture

Type Chase

johnbutler's picture

Long Primer
Great Primer
Nonpareil
Mutton Quad
Rationalist Axis
Hard Space

Frank Jonen's picture

Tom on Type

John Hudson's picture

'Thomas the Type Engine'

hrant's picture

John, good one.

hhp

TBiddy's picture

The Phin Man
The Phin Read Line
Get Your Kern On
Phin on Phonts
TomCaps
You Can't Spell "TYPE" without T.P.

More later :)...

William Berkson's picture

Pied Typer
Type Pie
Open Counter

jason's picture

Typblography or Typblographer or
Typ(bl)ography or Typ(bl)ographer

dezcom's picture

‘Thomas the Type Engine’

Damn! I can't believe John beat me to that one. He was a real Mr Topumhat :-)

ChrisL

hrant's picture

Dances With Fonts

hhp

dezcom's picture

Phinneyals

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Thomas gets Sorted

ChrisL

hrant's picture

Tomahawk

hhp

hrant's picture

OpenTom

hhp

hrant's picture

Uncle Tom's Kiva

hhp

fractal's picture

hypertype - kinda got that httppeal

typeline

tyblography

(I like the type engine too)

Paul Dwyer

david h's picture

• Hint & Out

• Thomas Magazine

• A Note From Thomas

• Handle with Care

• Adobe Type Thomas

david h's picture

• The Metrics

• ThomasExplorer Pro

• Fontophinney

• Adobe Type Manager

• TypeWeek

david h's picture

• Adobe Thomas Std / Pro

• Thomas Extended

• Thomas Phinney Regular

jason's picture

A more brand-identified version of my above suggestion:

Adobe Typblog

joaquin's picture

My suggestions are

Some Type of Phinney
Typically Thomas, or just Typically
Au Font de Bois (just in case you'd live somewhere in the woods ...)

timd's picture

• What's the point?
• Notes on notan
• Up the descender, down the ascender
• Take your pica
• em muse
• iFont
• The composition

Tim

Jan Sandvik's picture

Space is a letter
Phin says
Various characters
Some Characters
Ascender jungle
Phinney's Open Types
OpenTyped
OpenTyper
OpenTypographer
One More Font

andreas's picture

PhinneyOpen
PhinOpen - OpenPhin - OpenThom
PhinBlog - PhinBlogger
PhinneyBlog

ThommyBlockers :-)

--astype.de--

Randy's picture

Typo Beaujolais

Stephan Kurz's picture

Phints
(Phinney + fonts + Hints [tech.: type hinting + instruction, tip, indication])
It's short, easy to spell and remember and it does not include the both obvious and ubiquitous "type" label that I think is not necessary in the blog title - your readers will associate it anyway. "Phints" also includes a subtle notion of "mints", which would be small (11pt? ;-]) intensive and distinctive candies – not the worst thing to have in mind when thinking about entries of your blog.
Alternatively, if you don't trust the readers' media literacy and want to stress the word "type" like other posts have implicitly suggested, you could append "-ty" or "-type" (would then be: Phinty/Phintype), but you'd lose some of the "fonts" and "hints" associations.
Perhaps a short subtitle like "Thoughts on type(, Adobe) and more by Thomas Phinney" would clarify your blog's goal and its contents.

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    Phinney's Font Folder

    Type Talk

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    My Type Blog (just kidding)

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    Just Phinnished

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