The latest version of this site was created in early 2012, after another exacting bout of do-it-yourself from scratch vs a trip to the “junk” yard of CMSs and themes where it seemed plausible I could pick up something and make it my own. Working with junk always takes more time than originally anticipated, so I made a run to (insert fancy home furnishings store here) and ended up spending as much time with a fancier theme (Core) than I would have building from scratch. In the end I decided it was all OK and would rather save my creative energy for the many projects that consume my time than yet another website. (I’ve been designing and building sites for over 15 years and have yet to pay myself enough to give myself the attention I prefer to give others for far less. In the spirit of tangential sharing, I feel compelled to add that I also rearrange rooms in my physical house a few times a year. I’m starting to feel more like my finicky cat as I make myself aware of this trend… I will not instantly settle into your lap. Instead, I will start to settle, stand up and walk in circles only to settle back where I began and repeat a few times until I’m too tired to circle anymore and find this lap quite cozy.)
The menu and header text is a free font, courtesy of Google: Gnuolane. Dafont fondly describes it as:
a serious headline font in five weights. While it borrows from 19th Century grotesque models, it possesses a superelliptical sixties sneer. Gnuolane includes old-style numerals, ordinals, superiors, inferiors, f-ligatures and class-based kerning.
The “W” of my logo comes from one of my favorite font artists, Eduardo Recife who works as Misprinted Type, a favorite due to his work on wood block and circus inspired fonts. It’s the appropriately titled LeKing, is not licensed as a web font, and used in image form.