After my first post on exoticized lettering got mentioned on Language Log, many more examples of the form - lettering in one script stylized to resemble a different script - have started to pour in via comments on this weblog and links on other people's weblogs. There seems to be a great diversity of such stylized scripts, both Roman scripts styled to resemble non-Roman scripts and, perhaps even more interesting, one non-Roman script styled to look like another non-Roman script.
I think all of these fascinating samples need to be gathered in one place on line, and after talking it over with bradshaw of the future I've decided to set up a new category here to collect them. Over the next couple of days I'll post all of the examples (with links to sources of course) that I've seen so far, and I encourage you all to please send along any others you find.
I've called the new category "Geek of Type and Lettering," and I'll use it both for the exoticized letterings that inspired it as well as for other observations I've made about typefaces and lettering styles. But the truth is that I am not really a Geek of Type and Lettering - I'm interested in the subject but I don't yet know much about it. I hope this new category provides an opportunity to learn more.