Fun with type

The Clearleft office is a nice place to work. It’s a nice place to hang out generally. That’s by design. We’ve had interior decorators work their magic to come up with a cool set-up.

We’ve got a nice comfy sofa, obligatory Aeron chairs and bespoke desks graced only by shiny Macs. It all makes for a very nice environment in which to sip lattés.

The decorators mentioned something about getting giant letters made for us. Splendid idea, I thought, as did fellow type-fiend, Richard. So we ordered a batch of letters to spell out the company name.

Today we unpacked those letters. They look kind of Eurostile-esque so they’d look good in a space station from a ’70s sci-fi movie. They looked pretty good on our shelves, spelling out Clear Left.

Of course five minutes later we re-arranged them into some more interesting combinations:

The Clearleft Office

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

15 years ago I wrote Breaking news

Last year, the New York Times ran a story about the iPod’s shuffle feature. "Is it really random?", they wondered.

16 years ago I wrote As the web turns

I’m back from Ireland where I had an enjoyable, if somewhat rushed, weekend of seafood, stout and song.

17 years ago I wrote Photoshop Funny

What really happened to the West Pier.

17 years ago I wrote Pattern Recognition

A new book by William Gibson is always a cause for celebration. I’ll grab myself a copy as soon as I’m done with Cryptonomicon.

17 years ago I wrote London kills me

Jessica is very kindly treating me to a day of music in London.

18 years ago I wrote The bleat, the pretzel and the president

One of my all-time favourite websites is, home to The Institute Of Official Cheer featuring The Gallery Of Regrettable Food, probably the funniest thing I have ever read on or off the web.

18 years ago I wrote On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Jessica has one of those calendars filled with cartoons from The New Yorker.