Here Comes 2008

AndrewSipe's picture

Happy New Year's everybody! Hope everyone has a safe and fun evening. May all your resolutions (72 dpi or higher) become successes.

I'm going to try to be nicer to strangers, eat healthier (i.e. less fast food!), get my debts under control, learn to select type with verve, embrace color instead of hiding from it, and just be a better person/designer in general.

I'd like to hear what your resolutions are (or aren't). Hopefully, they'll be inspirations for all of us.

May 2008 bring us all greatness.

blank's picture

•Graduate from design school.
•Get back under 12% body fat.
•Find a design job where I’m not working for people who are completely clueless, but without caving in and taking a job in advertising or PR.
•Do a revival of a Fry’s Baskerville for sizes 36 points and up.

Koppa's picture

What a silly place to post an oath...

Nevertheless, I've been smoking tobacco since age 14. In 24 years of smoking, on average, a conservative guess of 3 cigarettes per day (handrolled for the past 10 years), I have smoked roughly 25,000 cigarettes. That's a lot of carcinogens. So here it goes, the grand daddy of New Year's Resolutions: I am going to quit tobacco.

Jongseong's picture

In 2008, I will actually finish a font.

Ehague's picture

1. Work on learning a second language
2. Best my wife at Wii boxing at least once

BjornH's picture

Happy new year!
I will ski and climb more.

russellm's picture

yeah - happy new years.

you're right Koppa... but when has that stopped me before.

Hmm, Gonna get my portfolio(s) in order,
resume freelancing,
Like jongseong, finish a font,
& actually refer back to to-do lists after making them.


Hiroshige's picture

Happy New Year!! everyone.

In 2008, I shall save the World from itself - one graphic at a time.

HaleyFiege's picture

Goals for 2008: get more stuff published, do more sailboat racing and move to Europe.

My pretend new years resolutions include prefect time travel, join the women's PGA tour, and meet the chairman from Iron Chef.

John Hudson's picture

2008 is one of those typographically awkward years, at least in terms of oldstyle numerals. Those three short numerals and one tall one will be bothering me all year.

Consider that the proportions of oldstyle numerals developed during the long period after the 13th century and before the 21st in which almost all years looked nicely weighted with either an ascending or descending second numeral. For the next 292 years we're stuck with occasional ugly number sequences.

satya's picture

Wish you all a grea8 year ahead.
Ok, I will be writing all my lc g's like '8' this year :)

russellm's picture

typographically awkward

Pretty much every 10 years.


John Hudson's picture

Pretty much every 10 years.

Once one starts getting ascending or descending numerals in the third position things look better. So 2018 and 2028 are kind of unattractive, but 2038, 2048, and so on are much improved.

russellm's picture

maybe this millennium needs to be set in 'title case'. :¬)


Sharon Van Lieu's picture

Now that's cute, Chris. :-)


robbiefa's picture

In 2008 I am going to get a degree... yahoo oh and win an all-ireland doesn't really apply to typophile but what the hell we're all sharing!

smongey's picture

I'll get a degree too. Your degree to be precise!!! Muahaha

and win the lotto

robbiefa's picture

you should try identify a font in the new year... i believe in you!

eliason's picture

2008 is one of those typographically awkward years, at least in terms of oldstyle numerals.

Looks a bit like an odometer turning, doesn't it!

david h's picture

Finish that very sooon (among other things, so Grant aka veer won't kick my ass :^) )

HaleyFiege's picture

Thats really pretty David.

david h's picture

Thanks Haley.

dezcom's picture

Thanks, Sharon!


fallenartist's picture

Happy New Year Everyone :)


Wesley.Bancroft's picture

Just think, in two more years we won't be able to buy these genius and life-altering inventions anymore.

How I will miss those pieces of artistic denotation.... amazing.

(P.S. They are those stupid glasses people wear on New Years Eve in case you can't tell)

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Wesley, I was just thinking about the same thing the other day! Although, maybe for 2010, if you squeeze the "1" really tight between the two "0"... they could stretch it one more year. :-D

eliason's picture

How I will miss those pieces of artistic denotation.... amazing.

We'll always have Ohio...

Cari's picture

I want those Ohio glasses.

dezcom's picture



Wesley.Bancroft's picture

Ricardo: Although, maybe for 2010, if you squeeze the “1” really tight between the two “0”... they could stretch it one more year.

Me: I pray for someone to make those, constantly. ; )

Joe Pemberton's picture

S novym godim!

I'm going to learn to play the drums this year.

jupiterboy's picture

I'm going to get my flu shot next year. Er, this year.

vanina's picture

jupiterboy, you have my love always and forever.

joe, s novym!!!

maltelunden's picture

Since I held an immaterial christmas this year, my new years resolutions kind of mix in to them:

* Take my little sister to the Cinemateque and watch old kult films every month
* Write 6 letters for my grand parents
* Visit my parents and make dinner for them every month
* Take my father out next time he goes shopping clothing and help him find classy clothes for reasonable prices (okay this is really not immaterial, but the idea still is), then make a style guide, so he can do it himself the next time

For myself, I want to make a complete identity-make-over for either a shawarma/kebab shop or a dry cleaner shop


pattyfab's picture

start doing yoga again.

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