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Embracing Britishness: musings on biscuit lettering culture

"Embracing Britishness: musings on biscuit lettering culture" is a post by Elena Veguillas on "a showcase for work, commentary, and research on lettering, typography, and type design." "Embracing Britishness" runs about 2,000 words and is an enjoyable read with lots of illustrations. In the post, Veguillas elucidates on a number of assertions, including "biscuits are THE British culture; biscuits can create a national debate; and biscuits can cause a national crisis," (as in, the biscuit shortage of 2016). The post concludes with an exposition on biscuit classification, both as to the type of biscuit (dunker, shortcake, digestives, jam-filled, etc), but also in terms of typography. Veguillas arranges these in a taxonomy of letterforms from sans-ish to art deco-ish, and from bold to thin. This blog is recommended for baking enthusiasts and anyone who finds themselves performing a search when trying to determine the types of biscuits being consumed by a British book's characters.
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November 16th, 2018
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November 14th, 2018 at 10:52am
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November 14th, 2018 at 5:36pm
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