You know they were a true "typophile" if.....

zeno333's picture

....their final words are "Hope there are fonts in Heaven!"

Joshua Langman's picture

The angels sing in Celestia Antique.

oldnick's picture

An enchanting thought to some, perhaps; on the other hand, why would there be? Surely, there will be no need for books nor contracts nor billboards nor, indeed, will there be any use whatsoever for the written word.

Mother Nature has done quite well for billions of years without fonts; why would Father Sky be any different? You really ought to take your namesake a bit more seriously, Herr Doktor Professor of Philosophy…

PublishingMojo's picture


Apparently they have Papyrus in Hell.

zeno333's picture

Actually I was approaching it from the angle of things that are "pleasurable" being given in great abundance in heaven as a basic concept of part of heaven itself is......Fonts give pleasure on earth before death, so even though they would not be "needed" in heaven, the mere fact of their potentiality for "pleasure" would dictate their being offered in heaven in some fashion to give pleasure, even though their "necessity" is not there, their "potential" for pleasure "dictates" that they be there.....If they were not there, then a potential for pleasure would be absent in Heaven.

5star's picture

I wonder if there's a font of knowledge in heaven?

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John Hudson's picture

I was approaching it from the angle of things that are "pleasurable" being given in great abundance in heaven as a basic concept of part of heaven itself is

But what is pleasurable in heaven is not necessarily the same as what is pleasurable on earth, since what is pleasurable in heaven -- at least in the traditional Christian conception -- will only be those things that are pleasurable to a sanctified being existing in a spiritual state, while that which is pleasurable on earth includes things that are pleasurable to a fallen being existing in a material state. So the real question here is whether fonts constitute a virtuous pleasure or a sinful one.

riccard0's picture

the real question here is whether fonts constitute a virtuous pleasure or a sinful one

It obviously depends on the fonts in question ;-)

JamesM's picture

> there will be no need for books nor contracts nor billboards...

And fonts require specific technology — woodblocks or hot metal or a computer or whatever. Would those exist in heaven? Beats me.

oldnick's picture

Well, Zeno, old buddy, old pal…

Looks like that trial balloon failed miserably. Great face-saving ex post facto rationalization, though…

Té Rowan's picture

...you bolt an alternator to the coffin, slip its drive belt over the body, wire it to a luminarium, place a headstone cut with Comic Sans on the grave... and, lo, there is light.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Actually, if one is speaking of a creator God -- as in Christianity -- the act of creativity is a mirror of the divine in us.

But to the original topic: if you think fonts are cooler than cool you're a Typophile.

zeno333's picture

How about if you think fonts are better then beer? Must be a typophile or crazy ;) ;) ;) Fonts first, beer second, third, I ain't telling ;) ;)

zeno333's picture

Actually according to Classical Theism, we do not create like God can.... According to Classical Theism only God can create out of nothing.....

riccard0's picture

According to Classical Theism only God can create out of nothing

Also according to classical physics.

Té Rowan's picture

...they left behind at least eighteen Storm P. / Heath Robinson / Rube Goldberg devices to make/use typefaces.

oldnick's picture

Sorry, zeno: you fail again.

Beer has been around a lot longer than fonts. Beer also represents Nature's most perfect food source: bread and water. I recently went on a six-day fast, when all I consumed was Beck's Non-alcoholic beer, period. I found the experience to be beneficial, both physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally…and, sad to say, entirely font-free.

As a result of my recent incarceration (eight days on bread and water alone), I am a few pounds below my optimum weight of 138 pounds, and I get a little loopy if I miss a meal. Still, my mind is sharp, and my new-way-to-distribute-fonts plan is still on track, despite overwhelming reluctance from almost EVERYONE in this forum to take on the Elephant in the Room, evidently for fear of financial ruin, or some other cockamamie, cowardly excuse.

No guts, no glory. I got a few placeholder pages to put together, outlining the grand plan. Hypothetically speaking, Monotype can kiss my ass, or put up some serious cash to shut me up and shut me down. The world of font distribution WILL change; early adopters will reap the biggest rewards. Hrant: this means you.

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