I told you about Christopher West's T-shirt project last week: so I thought I ought to put my money where my mouth is. And that's how I came to win this week's auction (for a mere $6.50) and now Christopher's parading around Amsterdam wearing my favicon. I hope it looks better in the flesh.
If you happen to see him, take a picture for me, won't you?
There's a grand collection of movies about typography over on TypeCulture. I haven't yet watched all of them, but the Erik Spiekermann piece is well worth seven minutes of your time (if you can handle the Tina Weymouth intro music, that is).
And the Monotype Keyboard & Caster film should be a real eye-opener to those of you who have only ever set type on a computer screen.
Christopher West is in his final year of study (graphic design, of course) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Each week since October last year he's been selling the space on his white T-shirt to the highest bidder on ebay. He's carrying on until 5 July (the last day of his end-of-study show), and he'll then have a live auction to sell the whole collection of T-shirts (one by one) to the highest bidders. He's been selling weeks for as little as 10 Cents; and the most expensive was a piddling $20.