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A-Holes: The Pun That Inspired a Clever Typography Book

Kevin Whipps March 31, 2021 · 3 min read
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Do you know a real a-hole? We all do, I’m sure of it, but if you’re a font addict, you may have a different perspective on what exactly constitutes an a-hole. Yes, that’s right, we’re not referring to the NSFW reference to that one part of your anatomy, but instead, the hole located in the middle of an A — the a-hole.
Curtis Canham of CSA Creative Studio has a mild obsession with the a-hole, and as such, came up with the idea to write a book about the concept. He then took that to Kickstarter, got funded, and now that book is going to become a reality. And for those of us who love the little details in fonts, it seems like something right up our alley. It’s going to explore all types of a-holes in a fun coffee table format, and to promote the project (and keep us up to date), he’s started an Instagram page called — appropriately enough — Yay for A-Holes. I’m not sure if we could’ve put it any better than that.

A-hole Anatomy #yayforaholes #type #typography #typespot #typeverything #typegang #typophile

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Helvetica is the yoga pants of typefaces. #yayforaholes #yoga #typefaces #typography #typespire #graphicdesign #graphics

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Mistral #yayforaholes #type #typography #typographyinspired #graphic #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #typophile #typeface

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Good design goes to heaven. #yayforaholes #type #typography #graphicdesign #graphic #graphics #typeverything #typespot

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A-holes #yayforaholes #type #typography #typographyinspired #typegang #font #typophile #graphicdesign

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8-bit A-hole #flashbackfriday #yayforaholes #typography #type #8bit #typeverything #typophile

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Good morning a-holes #yayforaholes #type #typography #typespire #typeverything #typespot #graphicdesign

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Bleeding Cowboys is the canned spinach of typefaces. #yayforaholes #typography #type

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